Matt Harrison gave the beleaguered Texas pitching staff a strong start, Mitch Moreland hit a three-run homer and the Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Friday night.
It’s my 8th annual 50 Most Powerful People in Dallas-Fort Worth Sports and, I’ll be honest, this was probably the toughest year to find a clear-cut winner.
Matt Harrison tossed a five-hitter for his 12th victory, Adrian Beltre had three hits and two RBIs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Sunday afternoon.
Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison was named AL Pitcher of the Month for June. Harrison posted a 5-0 record with a 1.29 ERA over six starts while striking out 24 hitters over 42 innings.
Seven members of the Texas Rangers have been selected to play for the American League in 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
Craig Gentry’s bases-loaded triple in the eighth capped a four-run rally and Matt Harrison pitched eight strong innings to win his 11th game, lifting the Texas Rangers past the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Friday night.
The Texas Rangers are slowly starting to right the ship. After returning home from a long 10 games on the road that saw the Rangers go 4 and 6, Texas took 2 of 3 from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Craig Gentry hit an RBI single in the eighth inning and Matt Harrison combined with relievers on a six-hitter as the Rangers beat the Diamondbacks 1-0 on Wednesday night.
Craig Gentry had a career-high five hits and drove in two runs, Matt Harrison pitched his third career shutout and the Texas Rangers beat the short-handed San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Friday night in a rematch of the 2010 World Series.
Matt Harrison won his third straight start, Nelson Cruz hit a long two-run homer and the Texas Rangers beat the streaking Los Angeles Angels 7-3 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Brandon Snyder homered and had a career-high six RBIs against his former team, and the Texas Rangers beat Baltimore 14-3 Monday night to end the Orioles’ five-game winning streak.
Take one look at a Major League Baseball schedule and it is easy to see why baseball is a marathon and not a sprint. Teams play 162 games over 6 months.