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Solak, Rangers help knock Rays from AL wild-card lead, 6-4

Sep. 13, 2019 12:51 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nick Solak isn't getting to enjoy a playoff race in Texas after making his major league debut with the Rangers following a trade when he was a prospect for AL wild-card contender Tampa Bay. The rookie is having fun anyway, at the expense of his former organization. Solak homered off...

AL wildcard leader Tampa Bay wins 5-3 in 11 over Rangers

Sep. 11, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Austin Meadows tied the game with a two-run homer in the eighth, and the Tampa Bay Rays scored twice in the 11th after two Texas errors on the same play in a 5-3 win Tuesday night that stretched their winning streak to six games. The Rays (87-59) won for the 11th time in 12 games to...

Rookie Allard dominant as Rangers beat White Sox 4-0

Aug. 24, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Texas Rangers asked Kolby Allard to throw his curveball more. The rookie accepted the challenge and flourished. Allard pitched into the seventh inning, and Texas used homers by Willie Calhoun and Danny Santana to beat the Chicago White Sox 4-0 on Saturday night. Allard (2-0) allowed six...

Angels back in Texas after Skaggs' death, Rangers rally, 8-7

Aug. 20, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Heaney struggled to describe his emotions with the Los Angeles Angels back in Texas for the first time since pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room before the start of a series against the Rangers last month. Standing next to the No. 45 jersey hanging from the...

Andrus gets 4 hits, Rangers beat Jays 7-3 to avoid sweep

Aug. 14, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward gathered his struggling hitters before Wednesday's game and told them to pull together and keep plugging. Message received. Kolby Allard pitched 5 2/3 innings to win for the first time with Texas, Elvis Andrus had four hits and two RBIs and the Rangers...

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...

Calhoun's 3-run triple keys Rangers in 9-4 win over Tigers

Aug. 4, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers manager Chris Woodward stayed with Nomar Mazara and Willie Calhoun, and they delivered. Calhoun hit a tiebreaking three-run triple in the seventh inning, and Texas beat the Detroit Tigers 9-4 on Sunday to finish a three-game sweep. The Rangers had runners on the corners with...

Mets beat Bucs 8-7, win 4th straight, then acquire Stroman

Jul. 28, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Vargas was reading in front of his locker in a corner of the Mets clubhouse Sunday morning while Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler were relaxing on opposite sides of the new pingpong table in the center of the room. Whether the three pitchers will be back when the team returns from a...