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Nick Tepesch pitched into the eighth inning in his major league debut, holding Tampa Bay to just four hits as the Rangers beat the Rays 6-1 on Tuesday night.
Rangers closer Joe Nathan mouthed “Wow!” when the strike was called to wrap up his 300th career save, which gave the Rangers a 5-4 win over the Rays on Monday night.
The Rangers acquired catcher Robinson Chirinos from the Rays for a player to be named or cash. The deal was announced Monday, before the teams opened a series in Texas.
Coming into the 2012 season, Matt Moore was likely the most-hyped pitching prospect in baseball – not without good reason.
Rangers GM Jon Daniels was talking Thursday about still wanting to re-sign Josh Hamilton. About an hour later, Hamilton was with the Angels. It has been that kind of offseason for Texas.
New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey capped a storybook 2012 season by being named the National League’s Cy Young Award winner by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Tampa Bay Rays southpaw David Price capturing the honor in the American League when results were released on Wednesday.
The Rangers reportedly have interest in outfielder B.J. Upton. While they like the 27-year-old outfielder, they would prefer to play him in a corner instead of center field.
Coco Crisp’s latest big hit helped put the A’s in the playoffs for the first time in six years, and they remained in contention for a division crown by beating the Rangers 4-3 on Monday.
B.J. Upton hit home runs in the first, fourth and sixth innings. James Shields threw a two-hitter. In the end, it was all too much for the Rangers. They lost 6-0 to the Rays on Sunday.
Evan Longoria homered twice as Tampa Bay roughed up Texas pitcher Matt Harrison, and the Rays beat the Rangers 8-4 to snap a four-game losing streak on Wednesday night.
Yu Darvish struck out 10 over seven innings for the Texas Rangers to win a 1-0 pitchers’ duel against James Shields and the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
Adrian Beltre was 3-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs, including the go-ahead run in the fifth inning, to lead the Rangers to a 6-5 victory over the Rays on Monday night.