Latest Chris Woodward News

Rangers working to lay foundation for success in new park

Sep. 30, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers have left the building, the ballpark the team called home for 26 seasons. While their new stadium with a retractable roof is still being built across the street, the Rangers wrapped up their first season with manager Chris Woodward confident that a...

Rangers close out ballpark 6-1 over AL East champ Yankees

Sep. 29, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lance Lynn took the mound treating the finale at the Texas Rangers' ballpark like a playoff game. The AL East champion New York Yankees are actually headed to the postseason after their most wins since the 2009 team that went on to the World Series title. Lynn struck out 10,...

Severino erratic for Yankees in 9-4 loss to Rangers

Sep. 29, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Luis Severino was a bit erratic but got through some adversity in his third start of the season for the New York Yankees. The next time he is on the mound for the AL East champions will be in the playoffs. "All in all, enough of a buildup as we head into the playoffs," manager Aaron...

Paxton leaves early, Yankees hit 6 homers to top Texas 14-7

Sep. 28, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — While injuries have been a pain in the rear for the Yankees, they're hopeful a tight muscle in James Paxton's buttocks won't be an issue in the playoffs. The left-hander was removed from his final start before the postseason after one inning, overshadowing six home runs by New York...

Minor gets 200 Ks as Rangers beat Red Sox 7-5 to avoid sweep

Sep. 26, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike Minor finally got the 200th strikeout he wanted so badly, on a borderline pitch right after the Texas Rangers purposely let a foul pop drop in the ninth inning. "It's just an accomplishment that I was looking at this past offseason of wanting to improve on this year," Minor...

Porcello pitches strong 6 innings, Red Sox rout Rangers 10-3

Sep. 26, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rick Porcello sat in the visitors' dugout following six strong innings pitched on Wednesday night and soaked in what could be his final start for the Boston Red Sox. Christian Vázquez, Mitch Moreland and Rafael Devers homered, and Porcello improved to 14-12 as the Red Sox beat...

Rodriguez labors for 19th win as Red Sox beat Rangers 12-10

Sep. 25, 2019 1:27 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are still playing for something the final week of the season, even though last year's World Series champions are out of playoff contention. Eduardo Rodriguez can still be a 20-game winner after a laborious effort, and Rafael Devers is closing in on 200 hits....

Rangers hit 5 HRs to halt A's surge in 8-3 win

Sep. 22, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics didn't seem too concerned after a lopsided defeat to the Texas Rangers prevented them from adding to their lead in the AL wild-card race. Tampa Bay's loss to Boston earlier in the day gave the A's a little more margin for error and made it a lot easier for...

Semien reaches base 6 times, A's roll past Rangers 12-3

Sep. 22, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Semien is going to need a little bit of luck to become the first Athletics player in more than 15 years to get 200 hits. Getting into the AL MVP discussion might be a little easier for the Oakland shortstop. Semien hit his 32nd home run and reached base six times, and the A's...

Fiers, A's rout Rangers 8-0, maintain 2-game wild card lead

Sep. 21, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Fiers wants to show he can confidently take the ball in a wild-card game and pitch the Oakland Athletics into the AL Division Series. Fiers struck out five and didn't walk a batter over eight dominant innings to win for the first time in four starts. The Oakland Athletics beat...