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It wasn’t the worst loss of the season for the Rangers, at least not yet. But Wednesday night’s 4-3, 12-inning loss to the Rays is one they will remember if they don’t reach the postseason.
Ian Kinsler drove Jeremy Hellickson’s first fastball for a home run, and the Rangers went on to beat the Rays 7-1 on Tuesday night, breaking a seven-game losing streak.
With a seventh straight Rangers loss on Monday night, the team’s playoff position is getting more tenuous. “It’s pretty tough right now,” said shortstop Elvis Andrus.
Tampa Bay left-hander Matt Moore has replaced injured Texas pitcher Yu Darvish on the American League All-Star roster.
The Texas Rangers traded left-handed pitcher Jeff Beliveau to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations, the team announced on Tuesday.
Matt Moore and four Rays relievers combined on a five-hitter and Tampa Bay beat Texas 2-0 Wednesday in the coldest day game ever at Rangers Ballpark.
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.