Ian Kinsler capped a six-run sixth inning with a bases loaded double, and the Rangers beat the Orioles 8-5 on Monday night in a rematch of last year’s AL wild card game.
Those are minor quibbles with Manny Machado’s game. For a 20-year-old, he is extremely impressive.
For the first time since the process began in 1974, there will be no arbitration hearings in Major League Baseball.
The mysterious Josh Hamilton market gets murkier by the day. Folks around the game are wondering where the market is for easily the most talented player available as a free agent.
Josh Hamilton’s night: 4 at-bats. 8 pitches. 5 outs. 2 strikeouts. 0 balls out of the infield. Like his team – which scored only 1 run in its final 15 innings – Josh ended with barely a whimper.
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.
Joe Saunders pitched effectively into the sixth inning, Adam Jones hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly and the Baltimore Orioles beat the two-time defending AL champion Texas Rangers 5-1 in the wild-card game playoff Friday night.
There was no way Texas Rangers fan Colton Burton was missing his team’s chance to win this Wild Card matchup against the Baltimore Orioles.
After a grinding stretch when the Texas Rangers lost nine of their last 13 games, and the AL West crown in the process, manager Ron Washington gave his players the day off Thursday.
By sometime Friday night, either Chipper Jones will be out of baseball or the defending World Series champion Cardinals will be out of the playoffs. One and done.
Thanks 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.
Coco Crisp’s latest big hit helped put the A’s in the playoffs for the first time in six years, and they remained in contention for a division crown by beating the Rangers 4-3 on Monday.