First-time starter Tanner Scheppers surrendered seven runs, and Texas’ revamped offense was unable to overcome a sloppy performance by the bullpen as the Rangers fell 14-10 on Opening Day at Globe Life Park.
Texas sends first-time starter Tanner Scheppers to the mound instead of Yu Darvish, the ace who is on the disabled list because of neck stiffness but felt good after a 32-pitch bullpen session Sunday.
With staff ace Yu Darvish out indefinitely, the Texas Rangers have named converted reliever Tanner Scheppers the team’s Opening Day starter.
Ian Kinsler scored the go-ahead run on Danny Farquar’s balk in the 10th inning, handing the Texas Rangers a 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
A.J. Pierzynski hit a three-run homer, Mitch Moreland had a solo shot, and the Rangers beat the Mariners 8-3 on Monday night for their sixth win in eight games.
Elvis Andrus hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning to score pinch runner Adam Rosales and give the Rangers their 40th comeback win of the season, 5-4 over the Astros.
The Rangers said Monday they had spoken with two teammates who were with Tanner Scheppers and have a “full understanding” of what happened when the reliever was involved in a physical altercation in Cleveland.
The Texas Rangers said 27-year-old Tanner Scheppers was injured after being assaulted in downtown Cleveland last week. Now, reports are questioning the validity of Scheppers’ story.
Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers has sustained facial bruises, according to The Texas Rangers, after he was assaulted while walking in downtown Cleveland this week.
Three members of the Texas Rangers were selected by voters to play for the American League in the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
Edwin Encarnacion hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning, leading the Blue Jays to beat the offensively slumping Rangers 3-1 on Thursday night.
David Murphy put Texas ahead with a three-run home run, and the Rangers spoiled a three-homer game from Miguel Cabrera with an 11-8 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night.