Ross held Texas to three hits in seven innings and hit an RBI single, and the San Diego Padres won 7-0, handing the Rangers just their third loss in 10 games.
I don’t know who the Rangers closer will be next year, but Shawn Tolleson has earned the right to withstand a road bump or two for this season.
Jake Arrieta had been building toward this moment. He’d come achingly close to holding opponents hitless three times last year in a breakout season with the Cubs.
Derek Holland noticed how quiet it suddenly got after the final pitch of his eighth career shutout for the Texas Rangers.
Every September, MLB rosters expand so minor-league players with potential can get a cup of coffee with the big-league team. No matter what the hype, avoid relying on these September call-ups to help your fantasy baseball team. Stick to the veteran players you know well and let the other owners in your league gamble on the rookies. You won’t regret it when the season ends with your team in first place. The other owners will be shaking their heads with regret for letting hype rule their decision-making processes.
Yovani Gallardo earned his 100th career victory, Delino DeShields had a part in all the Texas runs even without an RBI and the Rangers stopped the Toronto Blue Jays’ five-game winning streak, 4-1 Thursday.
The Texas Rangers announced the club has recalled right-handed pitcher Nick Martinez from Round Rock and optioned right-handed pitcher Spencer Patton to Triple-A Round Rock.
The Rangers walked a season-high 11, and Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam that helped lift David Price to a win on his 30th birthday in Toronto’s 12-4 victory against Texas on Wednesday night.
Darvish started last week with light throws from 45 feet off flat ground three different days, the first time he had thrown since the surgery on March 17.
Tulowitzki had three hits, including the game-tying RBI single in the ninth inning before the go-ahead run scored on an error, as the Blue Jays rallied for a 6-5 victory at the wild card-contending Texas Rangers
The MLB and MLBPA announced a new domestic violence policy over the weekend and they look like they got it right.
Ron Washington has been hired as Oakland’s new third base coach. Washington spent 11 seasons as an A’s coach before becoming manager of the Rangers in 2007.