Adrian Beltre got career hit 2,500 on Tuesday night, but the Rangers were toppled by the Tigers by a score of 8-2, dropping to six games under .500 for the first time since 2008.
The Rangers observed a moment of silence before Tuesday night’s game against Detroit for veteran sports reporter Richard Durrett, who died unexpectedly last week.
Ian Kinsler expected big things after moving to Detroit this offseason. He wanted to contend for a World Series title — the Tigers are leading the AL Central. And Kinsler is having a career year.
Alex Rios tripled and drove in three runs, and the Rangers rolled to another rout of Detroit, beating Justin Verlander and the Tigers 12-4 on Sunday.
Shin-Soo Choo homered, Chris Gimenez had four hits and the Texas Rangers rolled to a 9-2 victory over the slumping Detroit Tigers on Thursday.
Fielder will not travel with the team to Detroit for a four-game series against the Tigers beginning Thursday and appears likely to miss additional games.
“I probably would have never made it through college without baseball, so I’m thankful for that. I really am proud that I got to play on that level.”
Drew Smyly, a strong setup man in the Tigers’ bullpen, moves back into the starting rotation.
New Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler doesn’t mind admitting that he had gotten comfortable in Texas, where he had spent his entire professional career before being traded.
Prince Fielder has never been named MVP, but that doesn’t mean he’s not among the game’s best hitters, according to former teammate Torii Hunter.
After two All-Star seasons with the Texas Rangers, closer Joe Nathan is moving on. The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with the free agent reliever on a two-year contract with a club option for 2016.
The mushroom cloud from the Kinsler-for-Fielder supertrade that blindsided us all still lingers weeks later. As the dust finally begins to settle, we find ourselves punch-drunk, covered in dust, and wondering what exactly just happened.