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Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo follows through on a two-run home run that came off a pitch from Los Angeles Angels starter Patrick Sandoval in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The Rangers' Todd Frazier scored on the hit. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Gallo homers and Rangers use 6 pitchers to beat Angels 2-0

Aug. 8, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo hit a two-run homer after missing a game with a sore right wrist, six Texas pitchers combined on a four-hitter and the Rangers have consecutive wins for the first time this season after beating the Los Angeles Angels 2-0 on Saturday night. Gallo texted manager Chris...

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout waves to the dugout after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. The shot scored David Fletcher. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Trout homers again on birthday, but Angels fall to Rangers

Aug. 8, 2020 1:48 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike Trout homered again on his birthday, but Robinson Chirinos drove in two runs without a hit and the Texas Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Trout turned 29, and homered for the fifth time in the seven big...

Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers works against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Olson homers, Fiers gets 1st win as A's sweep Rangers

Aug. 6, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are on a roll with the rival Houston Astros coming to town at last. Matt Olson homered to back Mike Fiers' first win of the season and the A's beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 on Thursday for their sixth straight victory and a series sweep. Khris Davis added a two-run...

Oakland Athletics' Austin Allen, left, celebrates with Tony Kemp after hitting a two run home run off Texas Rangers' Ian Gibaut in the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

A's top Rangers 6-4, win 5th straight behind Olson's 2 HRs

Aug. 6, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Olson homered twice, Ramon Laureano also went deep and the surging Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 on Wednesday night. Austin Allen hit his first career homer, a go-ahead, two-run drive in the seventh inning, as the A’s stunned the Rangers late for...

Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty celebrates with teammates after a game-ending grand slam against the Texas Rangers during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The A's won 5-1. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Piscotty hits A's 2nd walkoff slam this year, beats Rangers

Aug. 5, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Walkoff grand slams are becoming such old hat for the Oakland Athletics this season that they have learned to celebrate in a more socially distant manner. Stephen Piscotty hit Oakland’s second game-ending slam of the year and the A's beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 Tuesday night...

San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler, left, talks with catcher Tyler Heineman (43) and pitcher Caleb Baragar during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Francisco, Thursday, July 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Baseball teams try to adapt, find safe options on road trips

Aug. 4, 2020 2:22 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gone for now are the days of baseball players, often dirt-stained and still in uniform, gathering in the clubhouse to scarf down a late night meal before heading their separate ways until doing it all again some 24 hours later. The coronavirus pandemic has changed that cherished time...

Texas Rangers' Willie Calhoun swings for an RBI sacrifice fly against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Gallo, Choo homer as Rangers avoid sweep in San Francisco

Aug. 2, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Willie Calhoun hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly after the Giants walked the bases loaded in the seventh inning, Joey Gallo followed with a three-run home run and the Texas Rangers beat San Francisco 9-5 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. Shin-Soo Choo also went deep for Texas. Scott...

Texas Rangers' Scott Heineman (16) meets his brother Tyler Heineman as they represent their teams with umpires prior to a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Opposing brothers Scott, Tyler Heineman share special moment

Aug. 2, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They like to joke that Scott Heineman hits the home runs and his big brother brings him a little good luck then gets a front-row seat to watch him round the bases. Scott homered in the ninth inning for the Texas Rangers in a 7-3 loss to San Francisco as brother Tyler played catcher for...

San Francisco Giants' Donovan Solano swings for a two-run single against the Texas Rangers in the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Giants beat Rangers 7-3 despite starter Smyly's injury

Aug. 2, 2020 1:28 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Donovan Solano hit a two-run single for an early lead and the San Francisco Giants overcame an injury to starting pitcher Drew Smyly to beat the Texas Rangers 7-3 Saturday night. Smyly experienced discomfort in his left index finger while pitching to Rob Refsnyder leading off the...

FILE - In this July 8, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts pulls down his mask to talk to someone in the dugout during an intrasquad baseball game in Los Angeles. Baseball is back, but because of the coronavirus, official scorers will work remotely this season to rule on hits and errors, make other judgments and tabulate box scores. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

LEADING OFF: Dodgers' Roberts back for Arizona's home opener

Jul. 30, 2020 2:38 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ROBERTS RETURNS Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will be back from a one-game suspension when the defending NL West champions visit Arizona for the Diamondbacks’ home opener. Major League Baseball suspended Roberts one game and Dodgers reliever...