Mike Napoli and Geovany Soto homered to lead the Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Mariners on Sunday, and preserve a four-game lead over the Athletics in the division.
Mike Napoli homered twice against his former team, Yu Darvish struck out 11 over seven strong innings, and the Texas Rangers battered struggling Angels starter Ervin Santana for a 9-2 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday.
A bolt of lightning close to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, followed by an immediate loud clap of thunder, led to a delay in the game between the Rangers and Twins on Sunday night.
Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau drove in two runs each, Francisco Liriano pitched around six walks and the Minnesota Twins handed the Texas Rangers their season-high fifth straight loss with a 5-1 win Friday night.
Yu Darvish struck out 10 in seven innings to win his seventh consecutive start at Rangers Ballpark, a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, Rick Porcello struck out seven in six solid innings, and the Tigers beat the Rangers 8-2 on Monday night.
Roy Oswalt pitched efficiently into the seventh inning in his first start of the season and the Texas Rangers won their seventh straight, beating the slumping Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Friday night.
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.
Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton continues to hold the overall lead in All-Star voting for the American League, and is one of four Texas players who top the balloting at their position.
After another rough outing this week, when it came down to it we had to flip the coin of destiny again to see who would be crowned this week’s Ranger of the Week.
Mike Napoli and Nelson Cruz both homered before combining on a big defensive play, to lead the Rangers past the Mariners 4-2 on Monday night.
The Texas Rangers were set for a rare weekday afternoon sellout, fueled by thousands of schoolchildren getting a break from their routine.