Latest Elvis Andrus News

Dropped popup was key to Twins' 4-3 win over Rangers

Aug. 17, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Minnesota Twins did what they do better than any other major league team this season — hit home runs — but their 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night turned on a fly ball that barely cleared the infield. Max Kepler hit a two-run homer in the fourth 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...

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...

Houser posts 10 Ks, Brewers top Rangers 3-2 for 5th straight

Aug. 10, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Adrian Houser might just take the woozy feelings he had on the mound Saturday night if he has the same success. Houser struck out a career-high 10 and rookie Keston Hiura hit his 14th home run as the Brewers beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 and extended their winning...

Thames hits game-ending homer as Brewers beat Rangers 6-5

Aug. 10, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Thames wanted to avoid extra innings. One swing later, it was over. Thames hit a game-ending homer to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night after Josh Hader blew a save opportunity for the fourth time this season. "We're just happy to not...

Indians sweep Rangers in doubleheader, gear up for Twins

Aug. 7, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — For two months, they've chiseled, chipped and whittled away at Minnesota's large lead. The Indians are in position to erase it completely. José Ramírez homered in both games, Cleveland's bullpen combined on a four-hitter in the second game and the Indians swept a doubleheader...

Rangers-Indians game postponed by rain

Aug. 6, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Yasiel Puig has made a quick impact with the Cleveland Indians since being acquired at last week's trade deadline. Manager Terry Francona believes it's only a matter of time until Franmil Reyes does the same. Reyes, picked up at the deadline from San Diego, is batting .105 with one RBI and...

Red Sox beat Royals 7-5, snap 8-game losing streak

Aug. 5, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched six innings of one-run ball, Sam Travis hit a two-run homer and the Boston Red Sox halted their eight-game losing streak with a 7-5 victory over the struggling Kansas City Royals on Monday night. Rafael Devers added a solo shot for the Red Sox. Travis' gave Boston a...

Minor strikes out 7 in 7 innings, Rangers beat Indians 1-0

Aug. 5, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — All-Star Mike Minor and the Texas Rangers finally exhaled after the trade deadline. They haven't lost since catching their breath. Minor struck out seven over seven innings — allowing one runner to reach third base — and combined with Jesse Chavez and Jose Leclerc to shut...