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Verlander strikes out 12, Astros beat Rangers 4-3

Jul. 20, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander kept up his outstanding season with one of his toughest wins. Verlander struck out 12 in six solid innings, four Houston players hit solo home runs and the Astros held on to beat the Texas Rangers 4-3. Verlander (12-4) allowed two runs and eight hits. "That was a grind, it...

D'backs tie franchise record with 21 hits, beat Rangers 19-4

Jul. 18, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Eduardo Escobar and his Arizona teammates jumped all over Texas' pitchers en route to a record tying night. Escobar homered twice, and the Diamondbacks' red-hot bats tied a franchise record for a nine-inning game with 21 hits while thumping the Texas Rangers 19-4. The 19 runs were...

Rookie Young outpitches Lynn as Diamondbacks top Rangers 9-2

Jul. 17, 2019 1:43 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — It took more than any homecoming jitters to cool off Arizona Diamondbacks rookie pitcher Alex Young on Tuesday night. The 25-year-old left-hander allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings to help the Diamondbacks beat the Texas Rangers 9-2. Young (3-0) pitched collegiately about 20 miles...

Pence activated from IL by Rangers, Calhoun back to minors

Jul. 16, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have activated Hunter Pence from the injured list after he missed 23 games and his chance to start in the All-Star Game. Pence, out since June 17 with a right groin strain, was activated before Tuesday night's game against Arizona. He was set to bat third as the...

Verlander, Altuve lead Astros to 12-4 win over Rangers

Jul. 14, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Verlander shook off a shaky first inning with the help of his rookie shortstop. The result was a four-game series split for the Houston Astros against the Texas Rangers that felt like much more. The eight-time All-Star followed a two-run first inning with five no-hit innings...

Lynn gets MLB-best 12th win as Rangers beat Astros 5-0

Jul. 12, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lance Lynn had more strikes thrown than words used postgame to describe his major league-best 12th victory, one that got the Texas Rangers off to the kind of start their manager had hoped for coming out of the All-Star break. The short answers have become as common for the big...

Odor's homer sends Rangers past Twins 4-1 in 11 innings

Jul. 7, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Texas Rangers were going to count on their bullpen Sunday after deciding to give All-Star pitcher Mike Minor extra rest heading into the break. The relievers handled the job, even with added duty tacked on in the form of extra innings. Rougned Odor's three-run homer in the 11th...

Pineda looks good again, Twins beat Rangers 7-4

Jul. 6, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Patience with Michael Pineda during a lengthy rehab is paying off for the Minnesota Twins. Pineda struck out a season-high nine over six efficient innings, Jason Castro had two hits and three RBIs, and Minnesota beat the Texas Rangers 7-4 on Saturday. Pineda (6-4) gave up five hits and a...

Twins set 1st-half homer record, rout Rangers 15-6

Jul. 6, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Back home from their first losing road trip of the season, the Minnesota Twins put their record-setting power on display. All-Star shortstop Jorge Polanco homered on his 26th birthday, Martin Perez held his former team scoreless until the seventh inning and Minnesota routed the Texas...

Correction: Angels-Rangers story

Jul. 5, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — In some versions of a story July 4 about the Texas Rangers beating the Los Angeles, The Associated Press erroneously reported the final score. The Rangers won 9-3, not 9-2. A corrected version of the story is below: Rangers beat Angels 9-3 in finale Skaggs would have started Angels...