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Manaea throws 6 scoreless, A's beat Rangers 6-1 for sweep

Sep. 15, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Athletics are returning home with a 1 1/2-game lead in the AL wild card race and plenty of confidence after a 6-1 trip. Sean Manaea limited Texas to three singles over six scoreless innings, Matt Chapman and Marcus Semien homered to help break the franchise record for home runs...

Four home runs carry Athletics to 8-6 win over Rangers

Sep. 15, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Oakland Athletics maintained their half-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the race for the American League's first wild card on Saturday night despite losing their No. 1 starter in the second inning thanks to what manager Bob Melvin called their "relentless offense." Mark...

Odor HR in 6-run 1st inning, Rangers beat Orioles 9-4

Sep. 7, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rougned Odor set the early tone and the Texas Rangers earned a rare series win on the road. The broader goal for Texas is to maintain that momentum heading into the final three weeks of the season. Odor homered during a six-run first inning and Texas cruised to its third straight victory...

Pence 3 RBIs for Texas, another last-AB win against Angels

Aug. 22, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The old guys for the Texas Rangers got the big hits late for another win in their last at-bat. Another hard-throwing rookie reliever got his first big league victory. Hunter Pence drove in three runs, including a game-ending single in the ninth to score Elvis Andrus for an 8-7...

Polanco, Twins top Rangers 6-3 for 1st 4-game sweep of Texas

Aug. 18, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Minnesota Twins started a six-game road trip outside the lead in the AL Central for the first in almost four months. They're back on top of Cleveland, with a little room to spare after a fruitful stop in Texas. Jorge Polanco cleared the bases with a tiebreaking triple in the...

Drury hits first career grand slam, Jays rout Rangers 19-4

Aug. 12, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Held off the scoreboard Sunday in a 1-0 loss to the Yankees, the Toronto Blue Jays bounced back with their biggest offensive outburst of the season. Brandon Drury hit his first career grand slam, Justin Smoak had a two-run homer among his three extra-base hits, and the Blue Jays routed the...

Leake outpitches Minor as Mariners topple Rangers 5-3

Jul. 24, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — For most of the season Seattle's Mike Leake has felt he's auditioning for others. He'll find out over the next week whether that feeling was correct, and coming off two of his best performances of the season. "I think I may have been all year in a way just because they were trying to maybe...