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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.
The Texas Rangers have acquired left-hander John Gaub on a waiver claim from Tampa Bay.
David Price beat Texas for the first time in 10 career starts, and the Tampa Bay Rays won 5-2 on Sunday night, becoming the first team to take a series from the Rangers this season.
Adrian Beltre hit three straight home runs and the Texas Rangers powered themselves back into the AL championship series, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Tuesday to win their playoff matchup.
Rays pitcher David Price will get a chance to face the only AL opponent he’s never beaten, when he goes against the Rangers in ALDS Game 3.
C.J. Wilson wanted to lead the Texas Rangers the way Cliff Lee did last postseason. It didn’t work out, at least not in Game 1.
Matt Moore was the ultimate wild card. Making only his second major league start, Moore looked like an ace in pitching seven innings of two-hit ball Friday as the improbable Tampa Bay Rays opened the real playoffs with a 9-0 victory over the defending AL champion Texas Rangers.
There was cheering in the press box. That social faux paus is never allowed in Major League Baseball, and will generally get a stern voice over the intercom reminding members of the press such actions are not allowed. Today was different.