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Monday
Jul212014

Colby Lewis Angry After Bunt from Colby Rasmus 

Texas Rangers/MLB (NEW YORK) --  They may share the same first name, but Texas Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis and Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus have two entirely different opinions on what transpired during the 5th inning of Saturday's contest between their respective teams.

Lewis and Rasmus exchanged words after Rasmus laid down a bunt single with two outs and the Blue Jays leading 2-0.  The Rangers were playing the shift, but Lewis still wasn't too pleased with Rasmus' decision to bunt.

"I told [Rasmus] I didn't appreciate it," Lewis told MLB.com. "You're up by two runs with two outs and you lay down a bunt. I don't think that's the way the game should be played."

After the contest, Rasmus said he was not sure why Lewis would take offense to his decision to lay down a bunt.

"I'm just trying to help my team and he didn't like it -- so sorry about it," Rasmus said to MLB.com. "I'm not here to try to please the other side, I'm here to help my team, and I had an opportunity where I could, and I took advantage of it."

Lewis took the loss for the Rangers Sunday and fell to 6-7 on the year.  Rasmus is hitting just .223 for the Blue Jays this season.


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Thursday
Jul172014

Texas Rangers Add a Pair of Catchers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- The Texas Rangers activated catcher Geovany Soto from the 60-day disabled list and recalled catcher J.P. Arencibia from Triple-A Round Rock, the club announced on Thursday.

To make room for the pair on the 25-man and 40-man rosters, the Rangers designated first baseman Carlos Pena for assignment.

Soto, 31, has missed the entire season after tearing his lateral meniscus cartilage in his right knee during a spring training game on March 23.

In 20 games this season with Texas, Arencibia batted .133 (8-60) with one home run and six RBI.

The Rangers are 38-57, 21 games behind the Oakland Athletics for first place in the American League West division.


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Wednesday
Jul162014

Rangers Trade RHP Jason Frasor to Royals

Thinkstock(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- The Texas Rangers dealt reliever Jason Frasor to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for minor league pitcher Spencer Patton.

In 38 games this season with the Rangers, the 36-year-old Frasor is 1-1 with a 3.34 ERA and 1.38 WHIP. He has struck out 30 batters in 29 2-3 innings of work.

The Royals will be Frasor’s fourth team in his ten-year career, following stints with the Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox and Rangers. He owns a career record 31-35 with a 3.65 ERA and 1.31 WHIP.

In 34 relief appearances this season with Triple-A Omaha, Patton is 4-3 with a 4.08 ERA and 14 saves.

 


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Saturday
Jul122014

Angels Win Seventh Straight, Beat Rangers

Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Mike Trout's 22nd home run of the year proved to be more than enough on Friday as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim beat Texas 3-0. It was the seventh straight win for the Angles (55-37) who have also won eight of their last nine.

Garrett Richards was masterful on the hill, scattering five hits in his seven innings of work for Los Angeles. The righty is now unbeaten in his last eight starts, winning seven in a row, with a 1.27 earned run average. Richards (11-2) has not lost since a May 30 defeat at Oakland.

Trout's homer was the first hit of the night for the Angels as Nick Tepesch had retired the first 10 batters he faced for the Rangers (38-55). Tepesch (3-5) then gave up two more runs in the top of the seventh inning before ultimately being pulled in favor of Neftali Feliz. Texas has lost 12 of its last 13 and currently sits with the worst record in the bigs.

Adrian Beltre did extend his hitting streak to 15 games for Texas but the team was 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.


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Thursday
Jul102014

Scoreboard Roundup - 7/10/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Chicago Cubs 6 (39-52) - Cincinnati Reds 4 (49-43) - 12 Innings

Philadelphia Phillies 9 (41-51) - Milwaukee Brewers 1 (52-41)

Boston Red Sox 4 (41-51) - Chicago White Sox 3 (44-49) 10 Innings

Oakland Athletics 6 (58-34) - San Francisco Giants 1 (50-42)

Atlanta Braves 3 (50-42) - New York Mets 1 (42-50) 

Baltimore Orioles 4 (50-41) - Washington Nationals 3 (49-41)

Pittsburgh Pirates 9 (48-44) - St. Louis Cardinals 1 (50-43) 

Cleveland Indians 9 (45-46) - New York Yankees 3 (46-45)

Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (52-42) - San Diego Padres 1 (40-52)

Minnesota Twins 4 (42-49) - Seattle Mariners 2 (49-43)


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Wednesday
Jul092014

Scoreboard Roundup - 7/9/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- World Cup - Semifinals: Argentina 0 (4) - Netherlands 0 (2)

MLB: Detroit Tigers 4 (50-37) - Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (51-42)

Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (39-54) - Miami Marlins 3 (44-47) 10 innings

Los Angeles Angels 8 (53-37) - Toronto Blue Jays 7 (48-45)

Colorado Rockies 6 (39-53) - San Diego Padres 3 (40-51)

Washington Nationals 6 (49-40) – Baltimore Orioles 2 (49-41)

New York Mets 4 (42-49) – Atlanta Braves 1 (49-42)

Cincinnati Reds 4 (49-42) – Chicago Cubs 1 (38-52)

Boston Red Sox 5 (40-51) – Chicago White Sox 4 (44-48)

Kansas City Royals 5 (47-43) – Tampa Bay Rays 4 (42-52)

Philadelphia Phillies 4 (40-51) – Milwaukee Brewers 1 (52-40)

Houston Astros 8 (39-54) - Texas Rangers 4 (38-53)

St. Louis Cardinals 5 (50-42) - Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (47-44)

New York Yankees 5 (46-44) - Cleveland Indians 4 (44-46) - 14 Innings

Minnesota Twins 8 (41-49) - Seattle Mariners 1 (49-42)

San Francisco Giants 5 (50-41) - Oakland Athletics 2 (57-34)

 


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Saturday
Jul052014

Scoreboard Roundup - 7/5/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- World Cup: Quarterfinals:  Argentina 1 - Belgium 0

Netherlands 0 (4) - 0 (3) Costa Rica Penalty Kicks

MLB: Boston Red Sox 3 (39-47) - Baltimore Orioles 2 (46-40) - Game 1

Baltimore Orioles 7 (47-40) - Boston Red Sox 4 (39-48) - Game 2

Minnesota Twins 2 (39-47) - New York Yankees 1 (43-43) 11 Innings

Miami Marlins 6 (42-45) - St. Louis Cardinals 5 (47-41)

Milwaukee Brewers 1 (52-36) - Cincinnati Reds 0 (44-42)

Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (46-41) - Philadelphia Phillies 2 (37-50)

Seattle Mariners 3 (48-39) - Chicago White Sox 2 (41-47) 14 Innings

Atlanta Braves 10 (49-38) - Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (36-53)

Tampa Bay Rays 7 (40-50) - Detroit Tigers 2 (48-36)

Washington Nationals 13 (47-39) - Chicago Cubs 0 (38-47)

Colorado Rockies 8 (37-51) - Los Angeles Dodgers 7 (50-40)

Cleveland Indians 7 (42-44) - Kansas City Royals 3 (45-41)

Texas Rangers 5 (38-49) - New York Mets 3 (38-49)

San Francisco Giants 5 (48-39) - San Diego Padres 3 (39-48) 10 Innings

Oakland Athletics 5 (54-33) - Toronto Blue Jays 1 (47-42)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 11 (50-36) - Houston Astrps 5 (36-53)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway: Postponed to Sunday at 11 a.m.


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Thursday
Jun192014

A's Have Best Record in MLB After Rolling Past Rangers

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- For the first time since May 22, Sonny Gray allowed fewer than three runs, helping the Oakland Athletics top the Texas Rangers 4-2 Wednesday and grab the best record in baseball.

Gray pitched seven innings allowing six hits, two runs, two walks while striking out seven.

"I don't think there really is a difference other than I was able to make pitches," Gray said. "That's probably it. People sometimes forget that baseball is a pretty hard game and there's going to be some rough patches that you're going to go through.

Oakland (44-28) started its scoring in the third inning when John Jaso doubled to center off Rangers starter Nick Tepesch allowing Craig Gentry to score. Jaso crossed home plate just a few batters later when Josh Donaldson slapped a single to center.

The Rangers (35-37) tied the game in the fifth when Shin-Soo Choo hit a two-run single, but the A's answered back in the bottom of the inning scoring twice to take the lead for good.

Sean Doolittle pitched a perfect ninth to earn his ninth save of the season.


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Tuesday
Jun172014

Rangers Sign 1B Carlos Pena to Minor League Contract

Thinkstock(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- The Texas Rangers signed first baseman Carlos Pena to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock, the team announced on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old Pena split last season between the Houston Astros and the Kansas City Royals, where he batted .207 with eight home runs and 25 RBIs. During his 13 year big league career, Pena has hit 25 or more homers in a season six times, including a career high 46 with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2007.

Pena returns to the club that originally selected him with the 10th overall pick in the 1998 MLB draft. Since that time, he has played for the Rangers (2001), Oakland Athletics (2002), Detroit Tigers (2002-05), Boston Red Sox (2006), Rays (2007-10, 2012), Chicago Cubs (2011), Astros (2013) and Royals (2013).


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Tuesday
Jun102014

Chisenhall Hits Three Homers, Drives in Nine in Indians Win

Rick Yeatts/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Lonnie Chisenhall went 5-for-5 with three home runs and tied a team record with nine runs batted in, helping to power the Cleveland Indians to a 17-7 win against Texas.

According to Major League Baseball, it is the first time since RBI was made a statistic in 1920 that a player had that exact state line.

Chisenhall began his historic day with a simple base hit in the first inning that gave the Indians (33-31) a 2-0 lead. He followed it up in the second inning with at two-run blast, upping his personal RBI total to three. Cleveland led 8-1 after two innings, chasing Rangers (31-33) starter Nick Martinez.

In the fourth, Chisenhall belted his second two-run homer of the game to give his squad a 12-4 advantage. He later doubled home a run in the sixth before lacing a three-run shot just inside the right field foul pole for his fifth hit, making it a 17-6 ball game.

"I know a day like today is kind of a once-in-a-lifetime thing," said Chisenhall. "I'm enjoying it as much as I can. I don't know the history of it, who's done it in the past."

Chris James was the only other player in Indians history to drive in nine runs in a single game when he did it on May 4, 1991 in a 20-6 win over Oakland. Chisenhall becomes the first MLB player, and fourth overall, since Fred Lynn in 1975 to get five hits, three homers and nine RBI in a single game.


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