Manager Ron Washington described the team’s weekend play as “very uncharacteristic baseball” following a weekend home sweep at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles.
Starter Martin Perez surrendered four runs on nine hits as the Baltimore Orioles completed the three-game sweep of the Rangers with a 4-2 win.
Fill-in starter Ross Wolf allowed seven runs and nine hits while facing only 16 batters as the Rangers lost for the sixth time in seven games, 7-4 to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.
Markakis had an RBI double and saved a run with a home run-robbing catch for the Orioles in a 3-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
Adrian Beltre extended his hitting streak to 12 games and drove in a run for the Rangers, but the team’s four-game road winning streak ended on Wednesday night.
Adrian Beltre did it again. The third baseman hit two more home runs Tuesday night as the Rangers beat the Orioles 8-4. The win puts the Rangers at 16 games over .500.
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.