Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games without pay on Friday for using amphetamines, a punishment that will extend into the postseason.
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.
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.
Endy Chavez had his first four-RBI game in more than eight years with a long home run and a double in the Texas Rangers’ 13-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles and former manager Buck Showalter on Monday night.
Buck Showalter helped give the Texas Rangers a glimpse of what they hoped to become when they stayed in playoff contention until an 11-inning loss during the final week of the 2004 season.
Former Texas Rangers captain and baseball legend Buck Showalter called in today to chat with Newy about the hot-hot Rangers.