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Pinder's two-out single in 9th lifts A's past Rangers 6-5

Apr. 24, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With an impressive diving catch and the first game-ending hit of his career, Chad Pinder is making a strong case for more playing time. It's a point that Oakland manager Bob Melvin is finding increasingly difficult to argue. Pinder's two-out RBI single in the ninth inning lifted the...

Gallo gets 1st sac fly, Rangers hold on to beat Astros 11-10

Apr. 21, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo's first sacrifice fly in more than 1,300 plate appearances for his career helped Shelby Miller get his first big league win in two years. The problem for the Texas Rangers was needing their closer after leading by nine runs, then having to replace Jose Leclerc to finish...

Today in History

Apr. 13, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2019. There are 262 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 13, 1970, Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst. (The astronauts managed to return safely.) On this...

Lynn, late offense help Rangers end losing skid

Apr. 11, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Texas Rangers were only down a run despite being no-hit, so Lance Lynn knew he had to keep them in the game. Lynn did his job well, and the Rangers' offense woke up in the later innings. Lynn struck out nine over six solid innings, Hunter Pence homered into Chase Field's swimming pool...

Minor victory for Rangers in 4-0 win over frustrated Astros

Apr. 4, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Gerrit Cole had been frustrated most of the game, like the rest of the Astros, and Houston's starter went immediately to the home plate umpire after recording his final out. Cole put his glove over his mouth and was clearly agitated during an extended conversation with ump Ron Kulpa...

Rangers down to 1 roster spot after claiming Rule 5 pitcher

Mar. 26, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — With slugger Joey Gallo healthy, the Texas Rangers plan to start the season with eight pitchers in the bullpen and a shortened bench for new manager Chris Woodward. They just have to decide who will be that eighth reliever. Texas claimed right-hander Kyle Dowdy on waivers from the...

Mets give retention bonuses to 6, assuring depth

Mar. 23, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets said they'll give $100,000 retention bonuses to six players at spring training with minor league contracts, assuring depth by keeping outfielders Carlos Gomez, Rajai Davis and Gregor Blanco, left-hander Hector Santiago, catcher Devin Mesoraco and shortstop Adeiny...

Veteran OF Pence set to start season with hometown Rangers

Mar. 21, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Veteran outfielder Hunter Pence is set to start the season with his hometown Texas Rangers after going to spring training on a minor league contract. Manager Chris Woodward told Pence on Thursday that he will be on the 25-man roster as the team's fourth outfielder when the Rangers...

Major step for Rangers' Mike Minor _ opening day starter

Mar. 19, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — This is the new normal in baseball — pitching not just effectively after Tommy John surgery but even gaining velocity. Returning to form following labrum surgery is less likely. Just ask Mike Minor. "I started throwing, it hurt. I shut it down. I start throwing again, it hurt...

Mariners' Seager out thru April, Braves' Foltynewicz ailing

Mar. 12, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

Kyle Seager will be absent next week when the Seattle Mariners play the major league opener in Japan. Mike Foltynewicz will miss opening day for Atlanta, too. Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, meanwhile, is on the mend. The Mariners said Monday that Seager needs surgery on his left hand, sidelining the third baseman...