Rios became just the seventh player in Rangers’ history to hit for the cycle, Derek Holland threw a complete game shutout, and the Rangers rolled the Astros 12-0.
The heated in-state battle for the Silver Boot has been anything but over the last several years. The hallowed trophy has been claimed by the Rangers every season since 2007.
Elvis Andrus hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning to score pinch runner Adam Rosales and give the Rangers their 40th comeback win of the season, 5-4 over the Astros.
Beltre doubled and scored in the second inning, and then hit a two-run homer in the sixth to power AL West-leading Texas to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Leonys Martin and Elvis Andrus each scored twice for the Rangers in an 11-run inning that was the biggest in the majors this season, in a 16-5 win over the Astros on Monday night.
Travis Blackley has half of his eight major league wins against the Rangers. On Tuesday night, he’ll be pitching for the AL West leaders against the Astros, the team that traded the left-hander to Texas just last week.
The Houston Astros have traded minor league left-hander pitcher Travis Blackley to the Texas Rangers for cash and a player to be named later.
Darvish was nearly perfect against the Astros once again, taking a no-hit bid into the eighth inning and striking out a career-high 15 to lead the Texas Rangers over Houston 2-1 Monday for their eighth straight win.
The wayward saga of infielder Adam Rosales has resumed, with the Texas Rangers once again claiming him off waivers from Oakland.
Texas catcher A.J. Pierzynski has been ejected from Monday’s game against Houston for arguing a call during Yu Darvish’s bid for a perfect game.
Martin Perez threw a four-hitter for his first career complete game, leading the Texas Rangers to their seventh straight victory, 6-1 over the Houston Astros on Sunday.
A.J. Pierzynski hit a three-run homer, and a quintet of relievers threw five shutout innings as the Rangers landed a 5-4 win over the Astros on Sunday afternoon.