Latest Chris Woodward News

Moncada, Detwiler lead White Sox over Rangers 6-1

Aug. 22, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yoán Moncada jumped right back into the White Sox lineup with a bang — and an embarrassing thud he laughed off with teammates. Moncada lined a two-run homer his return from the injured list, Ross Detwiler struck out a career-high eight and Chicago beat the Texas Rangers 6-1...

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...

Rookies push Rangers to 3-2 win for split of DH with Angels

Aug. 21, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Youth won out for the Texas Rangers at the end of a long day to get a doubleheader split against the Los Angeles Angels. Nick Solak hit his first career homer in the nightcap, after making his big league debut in the opener, and then had the hard shot that was misplayed by first...

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...

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...

Cron's HR caps 6-run first as Twins beat Rangers 12-7

Aug. 18, 2019 2:09 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Duffey's season win total increased before the game while he was sitting in the clubhouse and again Saturday night after he was back out on the mound for the Minnesota Twins. Duffey got the decision in the Twins' latest win by retiring the last two batters of the fifth inning...

Twins slug 3 HRs in 13-6 win at Texas, keep AL Central lead

Aug. 16, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Eddie Rosario and the Minnesota Twins keep hitting home runs, and maintaining the slimmest possible lead in the AL Central. Rosario matched his career high with his 27th homer, and like Miguel Sanó went deep for the second game in a row, as the Twins beat the Texas Rangers 13-6...

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...

Blue Jays hit 3 solo HRs, blank slumping Rangers 3-0

Aug. 13, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Manager Chris Woodward expects more from the Texas Rangers offense. He hasn't seen much in two tough losses to Toronto. Five Blue Jays pitchers combined on a five-hitter, Teoscar Hernandez and Billy McKinney hit back-to-back home runs, and Toronto beat slumping Texas 3-0 on Tuesday night....

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...