Max Scherzer’s unbeaten run ended Saturday night when the Texas Rangers tagged the Detroit All-Star with his first loss of the season, defeating the Tigers 7-1.
Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking home run in the 10th inning, Mitch Moreland followed with his second of the game, and the Rangers held off the Athletics 6-5 Tuesday night.
It was Texas’ first trip to Oakland since being swept in the final three games of the 2012 regular season and coughing up the AL West title to the surprising A’s.
Holland allowed one run over seven shaky innings and Texas benefited from two Milwaukee baserunning mistakes to beat the Brewers 4-1 Wednesday night.
Yuniesky Betancourt’s 8th homer of the season capped a five-run first inning and the Brewers snapped a season-high five-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Rangers.
Texas scored six times in the sixth inning to help Yu Darvish overcome a shaky start and earn his fifth April win, and the Rangers beat the White Sox 10-6 on Tuesday night.
A.J. Pierzynski hit a tiebreaking homer with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Rangers rallied from a late three-run deficit for a 7-6 win over the Angels on Monday night.
Albert Pujols homered twice to offset another tough day for Josh Hamilton in his second game back in Texas, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Rangers 8-4 Saturday.
The overriding assumption with baseball’s top prospect Jurickson Profar is that the Rangers would open the season with him in the minors. On Tuesday, the club made it official.
Lance Berkman hit his first home run of spring training, helping the Rangers beat the Cubs 3-2 on Wednesday. Robbie Ross allowed one run on four hits with a walk and a strikeout.
The Rangers agreed to one-year contracts with 11 players on Monday, including pitcher Alexi Ogando and first baseman Mitch Moreland.
Ben Revere had four hits, Cole De Vries won for the first time in nearly two months, and the Twins held off the Rangers 6-5 on Sunday to snap a five-game losing streak.