One full month of the MLB season is in the books, what are the biggest surprises?
Carlos Peguero hit two solo homers, Shin-Soo Choo had a two-run shot, and Texas routed the Astros by a score of 11-3 on Wednesday behind eight innings from Colby Lewis.
Wandy Rodriguez pitched well and Kyle Blanks had three hits as the Rangers beat the Astros by a score of 7-1 on Tuesday to win consecutive games for the first time this season.
Robinson Chirinos hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, and the Rangers snapped Houston’s 10-game winning streak with a 2-1 win over the Astros on Monday.
George Springer made a key catch and Hank Conger hit a two-run homer in the 14th inning, giving Houston a 6-4 win over the Rangers after Texas rallied from a four-run deficit.
Derek Holland has started a World Series game at home for the Rangers, a gem in Game 4 in 2011. Now, the left-hander gets a fresh start in the home opener for Texas.
Joining the 40-40 club (40 homers and 40 steals in a single season) has always been a rare feat, evidenced by the fact that it’s been accomplished just four times in baseball history. But if you were to make a list of baseball’s top candidates to even have a shot at reaching the milestone, Astros outfielder George Springer would be at or near the top.
After filling a big void in their rotation with a hometown starter, the Rangers have added one of the catchers who will be behind the plate for Yovani Gallardo.
The Texas Rangers have acquired catcher Carlos Corporan from the Houston Astros in exchange for minor league pitcher Akeem Bostick.
The Texas Rangers have announce the 2015 home opener will be held Friday April 10 at Globe Life Park against the Houston Astros.
The 40-year-old is a former catcher who spent seven seasons in the majors with the Athletics, Royals, Tigers and Phillies.
The “Take It on Back” singer does just that as he reminisces about the glory days of the Houston Astros and watching the legendary Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan hurl when he was a kid.