Yu Darvish struck out 12 batters over eight innings, Leonys Martin homered in the 7th inning, and the Rangers secured a 2-0 victory over the Nationals on Sunday afternoon.
Rangers starter Nick Tepesch had solid performances in his previous three starts, winning the last two.
Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499. She had planned to be there in person once he got within one of the milestone. He didn’t give her the chance.
Anthony Rendon has settled in at second base for the Nationals. But his job isn’t safe yet.
An exclusive excerpt from John Feinstein’s book, “Where Nobody Knows Your Name,” which chronicles the lives of those trying to reach Major League Baseball.
The future will only get brighter for Bryce Harper, who has a good chance to develop into a perennial All-Star and MVP candidate.
Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics and Washington’s won big right away and were chosen as managers of the year Tuesday after guiding their teams to huge turnaround seasons.
The Los Angeles Angels’ center fielder Trout and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper were named the Jackie Robinson Award winners as the top rookies in the American and National League, respectively, as voted on by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
The Rangers signed catcher Koyie Hill to a minor league contract on Tuesday. Hill started the season with the Cubs and batted .179 with one RBI in 11 games.
Phillies starter Cole Hamels said that he was, in fact, actually trying to hit Nationals rookie Bryce Harper on purpose in the first inning of Philadelphia’s 9-3 win.
Baseball has some interesting and unwritten rules. Such as, it’s perfectly acceptable to throw directly AT a batter. In many situations, it’s considered the appropriate move.
The Texas Rangers are his first choice. So much so that he is willing to wait for them, while they try to get Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish to put pen to paper.