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MLB 5 Best And Worst Surprises From First Month

One full month of the MLB season is in the books, what are the biggest surprises?

05/13/2015

Colby Lewis of the Texas Rangers throws in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on May 6, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Rangers Rout Astros 11-3 For Series Sweep

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.

05/07/2015

Kyle Blanks of the Texas Rangers is greeted by teammate Elvis Andrus after Blanks hit a solo home run in the fifth inning during their game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on May 5, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Rangers Top Astros For Back-To-Back Wins

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.

05/06/2015

Adam Rosales and Elvis Andrus of the Texas Rangers celebrate their double play during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on May 4, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (credit: Eric Christian Smith/Getty Images)

Rangers Snap Astros Win Streak 2-1

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.

05/05/2015

Rougned Odor of the Texas Rangers makes the play throwing out Marwin Gonzalez of the Houston Astros on second base in the fourth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Rangers Rally Fails As Astros Win 6-4

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.

04/13/2015

Derek Holland of the Texas Rangers poses for a portrait during photo day at Surprise Stadium on March 2, 2015  in Surprise, Arizona. (credit: Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Rangers Face Astros In Home Opener

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.

04/10/2015

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30 Players: Healthy Quad Means Returned Speed, Power For Astros’ Springer

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.

04/09/2015

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Rangers Fill Voids With New Pitcher & Catcher

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.

01/22/2015

Carlos Corporan #22 of the Houston Astros points to the bench as he crosses home plate after hitting a home run in the ninth inning to break up a no hitter by Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park on August 12, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Rangers Acquire Catcher Carlos Corporan From Astros

The Texas Rangers have acquired catcher Carlos Corporan from the Houston Astros in exchange for minor league pitcher Akeem Bostick.

01/21/2015

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Rangers To Open At Home Against Astros On April 10

The Texas Rangers have announce the 2015 home opener will be held Friday April 10 at Globe Life Park against the Houston Astros.

01/14/2015

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Hinch Hired To Manage Astros

The 40-year-old is a former catcher who spent seven seasons in the majors with the Athletics, Royals, Tigers and Phillies.

09/29/2014

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Musicians + Sports: Chase Bryant On Nolan Ryan And Texas Baseball

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.

09/29/2014

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