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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...

Rangers beat Angels 9-3 in finale Skaggs would have started

Jul. 5, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Skaggs' No. 45 jersey still hung prominently over his locker in the visiting clubhouse after the Los Angeles Angels wrapped up their first series since the 27-year-old pitcher's death. While the grieving Angels lost 9-3 in the finale against the Rangers in the Fourth of July...

Trout, Barria and bullpen lead Angels past Rangers 6-2

Jul. 4, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels' second game following the death of Tyler Skaggs brought a sense of normalcy — even if things were still far from normal. Mike Trout homered twice and Jaime Barria, filling Skaggs' roster spot, struck out a career-high eight batters in five innings as...

Grieving Angels beat Rangers 9-4 day after death of Skaggs

Jul. 3, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kole Calhoun circled the bases after a punctuating home run for the grieving Los Angeles Angels in their first game since 27-year-old pitcher Tyler Skaggs died. As the stocky outfielder approached home plate, he raised both arms above his head, pointed upward while looking at the...

Heavy-hearted Angels win their 1st game after Skaggs' death

Jul. 3, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Skaggs weighed heavy on the minds of Mike Trout and all of the Los Angeles Angels in their first game since death of the much-loved 27-year-old pitcher. "I can't explain it man. Lost a teammate, lost a friend, a brother. Just got to get through it," a visibly shaken Trout said...