Tampa Bay’s Cesar Ramos walked Rosales with two outs in the 14th inning to force in the winning run and the Texas Rangers beat the Rays 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Drew Smyly allowed three hits in his first win since the David Price trade, Matt Joyce had a two-run single and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Texas Rangers 7-0 Monday.
The Texas Rangers got off to a great start Friday night against the Houston Astros then things fell apart late.
All-Star center fielder Mike Trout had a three-run homer among his four hits for the fast-starting Los Angeles Angels in a 15-6 victory over the freefalling Texas Rangers on Thursday night.
Nick Tepesch gave up a three-run homer to Anthony Recker during a five-run burst in the first inning, but he lasted six innings for the Rangers in an 8-4 loss to the Mets on Sunday.
The Rangers haven’t been this far under .500 at the halfway point since Ron Washington was a rookie manager in 2007.
With a few switches in the order and an impressive performance by starter Nick Tepesch, the Rangers ended their longest losing streak in nearly nine years.
The Rangers lost their seventh straight game as the Tigers stretched their own winning streak to six games with an 8-6 victory over Texas on Wednesday night.
Adrian Beltre got career hit 2,500 on Tuesday night, but the Rangers were toppled by the Tigers by a score of 8-2, dropping to six games under .500 for the first time since 2008.
Texas manager Ron Washington is convinced that the Rangers will play better, even though they are now two games under .500 and nine games behind the Athletics.
Donnie Murphy homered twice, Colby Lewis won for the first time in more than three weeks, and the Rangers beat the Athletics by a score of 14-8 on Monday night.
Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma’s pitched eight effective innings to help the Mariners stop a five-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers Sunday.