Another Rangers September Slide, With A's NextTexas still has a tight hold on the AL's top wild-card spot despite losing nine of its last 12 games (2-8 in September) while dropping four consecutive series.
Sports Verdict: Which Team Has A Better Shot At Making The Playoffs? Pirates Vs. OriolesBoth the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?
Sports Verdict: Better All-Star Game Roster?With home field advantage during the World Series on the line, the question very simply put is, can the National League maintain its grip on the contest for the fourth straight year?
Rangers & Astros To Open 2013 MLB SeasonThe Rangers announced that they will open the 2013 MLB season against their new in-state AL West rivals, the Astros, in a Sunday night game on March 31 in Houston.
Cabrera & Posey Take Baseball's MVP HonorsGiants catcher Buster Posey and Tigers infielder Miguel Cabrera were named the Most Valuable Players for the National League and American League on Thursday.
Melvin, Johnson Picked As Managers Of The YearBob 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.
Trout & Harper Named Top MLB RookiesThe 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.
Astros Unveil New Look For First Season In ALThe Houston Astros are leaving their old look behind as they prepare for their move to the American League in 2013.
Hamilton Has 50/50 Chance Of Rejoining RangersImpending free agent Josh Hamilton, speaking with reporters after Friday's wild card loss to the Baltimore Orioles, said that there is a 50/50 chance he'll return to the Texas Rangers next season, according to Jon Machota for The Dallas Morning News.
Rangers In Unexpected Spot Versus OriolesAfter a grinding stretch when the Texas Rangers lost nine of their last 13 games, and the AL West crown in the process, manager Ron Washington gave his players the day off Thursday.
Rangers Swept By A's & Drop To AL Wild CardThe A's captured their first division crown in six years with another improbable rally in a season full of them, coming back once more to stun the Rangers 12-5 on Wednesday.
Rangers Drop Game 4-3 To Playoff-Bound A'sCoco 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.
Rangers Beat Oakland 9-7 For Series SplitIan Kinsler hit a leadoff homer to start a five-run first inning, Matt Harrison got his 18th victory, and the two-time defending AL champs held on for a 9-7 victory on Thursday.
Rangers Within Reach Of AL West TitleAnother division title is within reach for the two-time defending American League champion Rangers, as long as they can stay ahead of the surprising Athletics in the AL West.
Interleague Games Highlight 2013 MLB ScheduleMajor League Baseball has revealed its 2013 schedule, which will begin with an undetermined stand-alone matchup on March 31, and features new twists for interleague play with the Astros switching to the American League.