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Rangers name 2 pitching coaches to split duties in 2021

Oct. 26, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers plan to utilize Doug Mathis and Brendan Sagara as co-pitching coaches in 2021, with Mathis directing from the dugout and Sagara working out of the bullpen. The pair replaces Julio Rangel, whose contract wasn't renewed after two seasons on the job. Rangers pitchers...

Atlanta Braves' Austin Riley celebrates a run home against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning in Game 1 of a baseball National League Championship Series Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Riley HR in 9th leads Braves past Dodgers 5-1 in NLCS opener

Oct. 13, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Atlanta Braves fans were still doing tomahawk-chop chants as they filed out of the stadium, real people who replaced the cardboard cutouts players got so accustomed to this season. One game, but a big boost for the Braves in their first National League Championship Series since...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2020, file photo, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, left, talks with Ray Davis, one of the team's owners, during the fourth inning of the Rangers' baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Arlington, Texas. Davis and the Rangers ownership had hoped for the chance to win the World Series in their first season in their new ballpark. The World Series will be played in the new $1.2 billion stadium, but without the Rangers. Globe Life Field will be a neutral site for two National League playoffs series before the World Series. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Rangers owner hoped for Series in new park -- with his team

Sep. 30, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

Ray Davis and the Texas Rangers ownership group will host the 2020 World Series, just as they had hoped when they broke ground on a new stadium three years ago . Just not with the team they expected. Instead of a splashy debut year in the the $1.2 billion ballpark with a retractable roof, the Rangers finished an...

Texas Rangers shortstop Anderson Tejeda (71) celebrates with center fielder Leody Taveras, right, while second baseman Rougned Odor, left, looks on after a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. Texas beat Houston 8-4. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

Rangers rebuilding while their new stadium hosting playoffs

Sep. 28, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Playoff games and the World Series will be played this October in the new Texas Rangers ballpark. The home team is far from being part of the postseason festivities. In this most unusual of seasons, delayed and abbreviated by the pandemic and now with most of the MLB playoffs at...

Houston Astros' Alex Bregman hits a double off Texas Rangers starting pitcher Lance Lynn during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Astros magic number 1 for AL playoff spot after win at Texas

Sep. 25, 2020 12:37 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Houston Astros are on the verge of clinching the American League's last playoff spot, powered by some of their mainstays in a breakout performance that certainly excited manager Dusty Baker. “I’m just hoping that these guys are about to get hot,” Baker...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Wyatt Mathisen celebrates his two run home run as Texas Rangers catcher Sam Huff looks away during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Rookie Mathisen hits 2 HRs, D-backs beat Rangers 7-3

Sep. 23, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Rookie Wyatt Mathisen hit his first two career homers, fellow rookie Daulton Varsho knocked in the go-ahead run with a triple, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. The Diamondbacks trailed 3-1 going into the sixth but rallied for a...

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, right, celebrates hitting a solo home run with Taylor Ward during the second inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Trout, Ohtani put Angels past Rangers 4-3 for 3rd straight W

Sep. 20, 2020 12:37 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout delivered a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels rebounded from a rough start for their third straight victory, 4-3 over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night. Shohei Ohtani homered in his first plate appearance in eight days for the Angels...

Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols, right, is greeted by third base coach Brian Butterfield as he runs the bases on a solo home run during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Pujols 2 HRs, passes Mays for 5th place, Angels beat Rangers

Sep. 19, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols needed nearly five weeks to tie Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list. It took only five days for the Los Angeles Angels slugger to pass him. Pujols hit No. 661 in the fifth inning on Friday night against the Texas Rangers to break the tie with Mays,...

Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) makes the throw to first on a double play over Texas Rangers Leody Taveras (65) in the third inning during a baseball game in Arlington, Tex, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen)

AL West-leading A's hit frenetic stretch with loss in Texas

Sep. 13, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The busy A's are in the midst of a frenetic few days the American League West leaders knew were coming, and manager Bob Melvin is hoping for a minimum of break-even baseball. A loss in Texas sent Oakland on its way with that plan intact. Ace Lance Lynn struck out a season-high 10 in...

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Wes Benjamin (75) works the third inning against the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Semien 4 RBIs as A's win nightcap 10-1 for DH split in Texas

Sep. 12, 2020 11:42 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right after the Oakland Athletics bounced back in a big way, the AL West leaders got yet another bit of bad news. Marcus Semien drove in four runs, Chris Bassitt struck out eight over six innings and the A's beat the Texas Rangers 10-1 on Saturday night to get a split in their...