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Yu Darvish struck out the first two batters he faced Monday night, but struggled the rest of the way, allowing a career-high 11 hits in a 9-2 loss to the Red Sox.
The Rangers view deals for both Cliff Lee and Josh Beckett as “long shots” at the moment, sources suggest.
The Red Sox have called at least the Rangers and Braves to gauge interest in pitcher Josh Beckett. His reputation and attitude will have to be considered by any interested team.
Derek Holland struck out seven batters as the Rangers took advantage of wild throws by Josh Beckett in a 5-3 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday night.
Boston drew consecutive walks from Joe Nathan in the ninth inning, then Mike Aviles blooped a tiebreaking single that lifted the Red Sox over the Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Scott Feldman, starting after Roy Oswalt was scratched with back tightness, threw seven strong innings to lead the Rangers to a 9-1 win over the Red Sox on Monday night.
Roy Oswalt has been scratched from his scheduled Monday start against the Rex Sox due to lower back tightness, the Rangers reported. Scott Feldman will replace him in the rotation.
Kevin Youkilis hit a game-ending RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Chicago White Sox to a 5-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.
The Rangers are among four teams believed to be interested in acquiring free agent pitcher Roy Oswalt, along with the Orioles, Red Sox, Phillies and possibly even the Dodgers.
The ball that rolled through Bill Buckner’s legs in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series between the Red Sox and the Mets will be sold at auction in Dallas on Friday.
Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer and drove in four runs, as the red-hot Rangers completed a two-game sweep over the Red Sox on Wednesday night.
It was an epic night for the Rangers. The big bats came alive in the 8th as Texas swatted pitch after pitch from Red Sox pitcher Mark Melancon over the big green monster.