It’s uncertain if leadoff hitter Shin-Soo Choo will be available when the visiting Rangers try for a seventh win in eight games Tuesday night against the Oakland Athletics.
Donnie Murphy lined a go-ahead single up the middle with one out in the eighth inning, and the Rangers rallied from an early three-run deficit to beat the Athletics 4-3 on Monday.
Mitch Moreland returned to the Texas lineup from a side injury and singled home two runs during a five-run sixth inning as the Rangers defeated the Athletics 6-2 Monday.
The Texas Rangers announced on Tuesday that the club has acquired outfielder Michael Choice and infielder Chris Bostick from Oakland in exchange for outfielder Craig Gentry and pitcher Josh Lindblom.
There’s a surprise entry in the Nelson Cruz sweepstakes, and it’s the Oakland A’s. The Mariners, Mets and Phillies are among the other teams in pursuit of the free agent slugger.
Winning the AL West is out of the question for the Rangers. Now, the Wild Card is slipping away as well.
The Rangers better start paying attention to that tight AL wild card race, because their chances for the AL West title are pretty slim after the Athletics won 5-1 on Sunday.
Jarrod Parker got plenty of home-run help and pitched his way into Oakland’s record book, and the surging Athletics pulled into a tie atop the AL West with Texas by overpowering the Rangers 11-4 on Wednesday.
The Texas Rangers moved back into sole possession of first place in the AL West with a 4-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics Tuesday.
The A’s beat the Rangers 4-2 in the first game of the three game series on Monday afternoon. The difference was a home run by Coco Crisp, that barely touched the left field foul pole.
Adrian Beltre led off the bottom of the ninth for Texas with a home run to beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Wednesday night, completing a three-game series sweep in which the Rangers won each on game-ending homers.
Oakland’s second-year slugger won baseball’s Home Run Derby with a dazzling display of power Monday night, becoming the first player left out of the Midsummer Classic to take home the crown.