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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...

Texas Rangers' Ronald Guzman (11) congratulates Rougned Odor, second from left, for hitting a three-run home run while Nick Solak, second from right, and Joey Gallo, right, look on during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

Astros to playoffs with losing record after loss to Texas

Sep. 27, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Houston Astros are going into the playoffs with a losing record, a year after having the most wins in the major leagues. And with a different manager after the sign-stealing scandal last offseason that tarnished their 2017 World Series title. Dusty Baker is the first manager to...

Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. throws to the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Five-run 7th inning powers Rangers past Astros 6-1

Sep. 26, 2020 11:12 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jeff Mathis hit a tie-breaking, three-run home run and Leody Taveras followed with a solo blast in a five-run seventh inning as the Texas Rangers beat the playoff-bound Houston Astros 6-1 on Saturday night. Mathis homered to left center, his third of the season, against rookie...

Astros' Pettis diagnosed with multiple myeloma, leaves club

Sep. 26, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Houston Astros third base coach Gary Pettis has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma and will miss the rest of the 2020 season. The team announcement came before Saturday night’s road game against the Texas Rangers. Pettis, 62, is expected to make a full recovery from this...

Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo, center, is doused as the team celebrates his baseball game-ending fielder's choice that scored Isiah Kiner-Falefa in the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Astros clinch final AL playoff spot despite loss to Rangers

Sep. 26, 2020 1:58 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ryan Pressly had no interest in waiting to see if the Astros would get the help they needed to clinch the last spot in the expanded American League playoffs after the Houston reliever couldn’t finish it himself when he was a strike away. The Los Angeles Dodgers pitched in...

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...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly (18) celebrates hit three-run home run against the Texas Rangers with Pavin Smith, middle, and Nick Ahmed (13) during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Kelly hits 3-run homer, Diamondbacks beat Rangers 7-0

Sep. 23, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Carson Kelly had a three-run homer, Caleb Smith and Riley Smith combined to throw a six-hitter and the Arizona Diamondbacks rolled to a 7-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. David Peralta had three hits, including a double. Eduardo Escobar added two singles and Nick Ahmed had...

Los Angeles Angels' Jared Walsh (25) celebrates with David Fletcher, left, Andrelton Simmons and Max Stassi, right, who all scored on Walsh's grand slam during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Jared Walsh's 1st grand slam powers Angels past Rangers, 8-5

Sep. 21, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jared Walsh was a 39th-round pick who got a humble $3,000 signing bonus from the Los Angeles Angels. He used his cash to pay for an offseason of workouts, and then he never stopped grinding. Five years later, the 27-year-old rookie is the AL's leader in slugging percentage for...

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Kyle Cody throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Cody earns 1st win, Texas hits 5 HRs, beats Angels 7-2

Sep. 20, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Cody earned his first major league win as the Texas Rangers hit a season-high five home runs to power past the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 on Sunday. Joey Gallo, Anderson Tejada, Sam Huff, Rougned Odor and Derek Dietrich homered for the Rangers. The Angels are several games out of a...