Martin Perez pitched his second consecutive shutout to extend his scoreless innings streak to 26 and the Texas Rangers wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday.
Texas starter Yu Darvish may not win the AL Cy Young, but the Rangers’ ace is already among elite company in club history.
With 162 games in the books, Texas Rangers fans say none is as important as the 163rd of the season. That’s because with a win tonight, the team guarantees itself one more game and a spot in the postseason.
Texas still has a tight hold on the AL’s top wild-card spot despite losing nine of its last 12 games (2-8 in September) while dropping four consecutive series.
Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?
With home field advantage during the World Series on the line, the question very simply put is, can the National League maintain its grip on the contest for the fourth straight year?
The Rangers announced that they will open the 2013 MLB season against their new in-state AL West rivals, the Astros, in a Sunday night game on March 31 in Houston.
Giants catcher Buster Posey and Tigers infielder Miguel Cabrera were named the Most Valuable Players for the National League and American League on Thursday.
Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics and Washington’s won big right away and were chosen as managers of the year Tuesday after guiding their teams to huge turnaround seasons.
The Los Angeles Angels’ center fielder Trout and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper were named the Jackie Robinson Award winners as the top rookies in the American and National League, respectively, as voted on by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
The Houston Astros are leaving their old look behind as they prepare for their move to the American League in 2013.
Impending free agent Josh Hamilton, speaking with reporters after Friday’s wild card loss to the Baltimore Orioles, said that there is a 50/50 chance he’ll return to the Texas Rangers next season, according to Jon Machota for The Dallas Morning News.