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Chapman, Piscotty lead A's offense in 11-5 win over Rangers

Apr. 24, 2019 2:23 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas didn't have much success trying to pump his fastball past Texas' hitters early and spent most of the game working through traffic. Montas calmed down enough to work out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the fourth, just before Oakland broke out for its...

Drew Smyly sidelined by nerve tightness in pitching arm

Apr. 23, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Texas Rangers placed left-hander Drew Smyly on the 10-day injured list Tuesday because of nerve tightness in his pitching arm, pausing his return from elbow surgery that caused him to miss the past two seasons. Smyly, who turns 30 in June, is 0-2 with a 7.80 ERA in four starts...

Piscotty's 3 RBIs lead A's over Rangers, end 3-game skid

Apr. 23, 2019 1:51 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics found their winning formula again: Grab an early lead, the starters keep them in the game, and then allow the deep bullpen to handle the rest. Stephen Piscotty homered and drove in three runs to back Chris Bassitt's winning season debut, and Oakland beat the Texas...

Slugger Gallo relaxes, helps Rangers win without long ball

Apr. 22, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo sometimes pauses for a deep breath or glances around the ballpark between pitches looking for something to slow his racing mind. The big Texas slugger grew up trying to hit baseballs as far as he could, so the idea of relaxing in the moments before one of the most...

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...

Gallo goes deep again in Rangers' 9-4 win over Astros, Cole

Apr. 21, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo hit another long home run for the Rangers, and that was only part of what made for another frustrating start for Houston Astros right-hander Gerrit Cole against Texas. Cole needed 43 pitches to get out of a five-run first inning, when he struck out Gallo with the bases...

Verlander, Astros win 7-2 at Rangers after 2 quick homers

Apr. 20, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman homered on consecutive fastballs for the Houston Astros before the game's first out, giving Justin Verlander a three-run lead before he even took the mound. Add in a few doubles, including one by George Springer that should have been a home run, and the...

Rangers option lefty Kyle Bird to Triple-A Nashville

Apr. 18, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have optioned left-hander Kyle Bird to Triple-A Nashville after his second stint in the majors this season. Bird has a 6.75 ERA with a save in five relief appearances for the Rangers in his first big league action. Texas will make a corresponding move before...

Choo's 3B helps Rangers finish sweep of Angels with 5-4 win

Apr. 18, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shin-Soo Choo sat on opening day and wasn't happy about not being in rookie Texas manager Chris Woodward's first lineup. The only All-Star for the Rangers in 2018 said he still thought of himself as an everyday player. The 36-year-old from South Korea has been showing it, too. Choo...

Minor's 3-hitter is 1st career shutout, Rangers top Angels

Apr. 17, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike Minor got to finish what he started, something the lefty never got a chance to do for the Texas Rangers last season in his return to a rotation. Minor threw a three-hitter for his first career shutout, limiting the Los Angeles to three singles in his 103 pitches as the Rangers...