Seth Smith homered and scored three times, Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings for his first win in a month and the Oakland A’s beat the Rangers 9-2 on Monday night.
The Rangers – despite 7 more All-Stars and more than double the payroll – are in danger of an epic choke job to a team of which I bet you can’t name 4 players.
The slumping Texas Rangers fall again to the Oakland A’s 3-1. Wednesday afternoon’s game will decide the winner of the AL West.
Texas right-hander Yu Darvish has been scratched from his start Tuesday against Oakland because of neck stiffness.
Josh Reddick hit a tying two-run double with two outs in the seventh as the A’s salvaged a two-game split with the AL West-leading Rangers.
Yu Darvish threw a wild pitch that allowed the tiebreaking run and lost at home for the first time with the Texas Rangers, a 3-1 defeat against Oakland despite the Japanese ace’s 11 strikeouts in seven innings Sunday night.
The Rangers gave Darvish extra time between starts. He is set to pitch Friday night against Houston, eight days after he walked six and allowed six runs in a 7-1 loss at Oakland.
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.
Coco Crisp hit a bases-loaded triple and a homer to match his season total for extra-base hits, and the Athletics won their first series in more than a month, beating the Rangers 7-1.
One-third of the baseball season is in the books, and we can be very thankful that the Rangers got off to such a hot start, and that the Angels struggled at first.
Kila Ka’aihue had a tiebreaking single in the 10th inning, and the Oakland A’s bounced back from a disputed call on squeeze play that cost them the lead to beat the Texas Rangers 5-4.
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin has been ejected after arguing a call on a suicide squeeze that gave the Texas Rangers the lead.