Astros Clinch AL West With 7-1 Win Over MarinersVerlander struck out 10 over seven innings in his first home start for Houston, Derek Fisher and Marwin Gonzalez homered in a big fifth inning and the Astros clinched the American League West with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners
Rangers Reeling In AL West Quickly Falling Far Behind RivalsThe Rangers (26-31), who have lost 11 of 14 games since a 10-game winning streak last month, finally got third baseman Adrian Beltre back last week for his season debut.
Astros Unveil New Look For First Season In ALThe Houston Astros are leaving their old look behind as they prepare for their move to the American League in 2013.
Rangers: Best Of The Worst-Case ScenarioThanks to the quirky new baseball playoff rules, the Rangers get one more chance to keep the hope alive - by facing either the Orioles or Yankees Friday night in a one-game playoff.
A Third Of The Season Gone And, Well...One-third of the baseball season is in the books, and we can be very thankful that the Rangers got off to such a hot start, and that the Angels struggled at first.
Rangers Vs. Astros: The Arrival Of A RivalryThere was a time when the residents of Dallas and Fort Worth couldn't stand each other. Some would argue that a competition between the two cities still stands, but thanks to the arrival of the Texas Rangers in 1972, that rivalry started to ebb.
Sale Of Houston Astros CompleteBaseball owners unanimously approved the long-delayed sale of the team last Thursday, a transaction that requires the franchise to move from the NL Central to the AL West in 2013.
MLB Approves Astros Sale & Move To AL WestThe Astros will move from the NL Central to the AL West beginning in the 2013 season, giving each league 15 teams.
Rangers Reach Goal With Another Playoff ChanceWith champagne being sprayed around and on him, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington savored the moment and remembered a much different scene in the same clubhouse at the end of last year's World Series.
Rangers Win AL West On 5-3 Win & Angels LossJosh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre hit long home runs and Craig Gentry had an inside-the-park homer for AL West-leading Texas in a 5-3 victory over Seattle on Friday night that cut the Rangers' magic number to one.
Hamilton's Slam Grand As Rangers Win Over IndiansJosh Hamilton's third career grand slam highlighted an eight-run fourth inning as the Rangers beat the Indians 9-1 on Wednesday night.
Murphy & Hamilton Power Rangers Over ClevelandDavid Murphy had two solo home runs and Josh Hamilton put the Rangers ahead with his 20th homer, in a 10-4 victory over the Indians.