Rangers dump Indians

Series with Mariners kicks off tonight

The Cleveland Indians (73-56, 1st AL Central) managed to take game two of their four game stand against the Texas Rangers (77-54, 1st AL West) with an explosive 12-1 victory.  They could manage only one score in the following two games.  In last night’s 2-1 loss, the Tribe’s Danny Salazar gave up two runs and struck out 10 in 5 1/3 innings.

Whilerangers 3 the Indians go back home to face the Minnesota Twins, the Rangers will host the Seattle Mariners (68-62,tied 2nd AL West) tonight, the beginning of a three game home stand followed by a three game stand against the Houston Astros (68-62, tied 2nd AL West)

Taking the mound for Texas will be Yu Darvish (4-3, 2.91 ERA) while the Mariners will send out Hisashi Iwakuma (14-9, 3.81 ERA) against the Rangers.  Tickets for tonight’s game and all games are still available so be sure to grabs yours today and be a part of Texas Rangers History!

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Rangers take a pounding against Twins

The Texas Rangers opened a four game home stand against the Minnesota Twins last night and the Twins got off to a fast start putting up four runs in the first two innings against Chi Chi Gonzalez who went 4 2/3rds innings tossing out 124 pitches in the process.

“I’ve been in this situation before,” Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. “Stomping my foot, screaming and yelling, is not going to work. There are a number of messages that need to be sent, but the bottom line is we’ve got to be better. We have to be better. It all starts with starting pitching. If you work behind and give up runs, it makes it challenging.”

From the time Gonzalez left the mound, there were three other pitchers used, Cesar Ramos, Shawn Tolleson and outfielder Jared Hoying pitched the ninth inning.

“This is the first time in this stretch we’re in that we weren’t able to score any runs,” Banister said.

The Rangers had eight batters reach base in the first four innings but could not manage to score.Rangers 2

The Rangers continue the series with game two scheduled for tonight, game three for Saturday and game four on Sunday.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Texas Rangers!!

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Rangers hoping to repeat victory over Red Sox

After the Boston Red Sox (45-38 AL East)  pummeled the Texas Rangers (53-32, 1st AL West) 12-5 on the 4th of July, the Rangers bounced back last night for a 7-2 win after an explosive ninth inning and look to take the series tonight before heading back home for a rematch against the Minnesota Twins.  The Rangers snapped a three game losing streak.

“It was good to have a win tonight,” Robinson Chirinos said. “We haven’t played well the past few days, but we did tonight. We pitched good and hit. A team win … everybody pulled a little bit to win the game.”

In the rubber match, the Rangers will send out SP Martin Perez (7-4, 3.39 ERA) who will go up against Steven Wright (9-5, 2.42 ERA).  Perez last played against the Twins on Wednesday, giving up two runs over seven innings and is 6-0 in his last eight starts.

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Tickets for the Twins rematch are available now so be sure to grab yours and help cheer on your Rangers over the Twins beginning tomorrow!

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Rangers knock off Astros

The Texas showdown series between the Houston Astros (29-33 3rd AL West) and the Texas Rangers (37-23 1st AL West)  came to a close last night with the Rangers taking the series three games to one and nine of their last 10 meetings.

SS Carlos Correa left the game in the fifth inning with a sprained ankle but is not expected to be put on the DL.

“Luckily, so far, the evaluation’s been as positive as we could expect,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “At this point we’re optimistic.”

Martin Perez (5-4, .322 ERA) took the mound for the Rangers and pitched six solid innings giving up two runs in the third.  LHP Jake Diekman closed the game and picked up his first career save of the season.

The Rangers hit the road for a series’ against the Mariners, Athletics and the Cardinals before returning home on the 20th for a makeup game with the Orioles followed by a 4 game series against the Boston Red Sox.  Plenty of great seats are still available so secure yours today!

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Rangers host Yankees this week

The New York Yankees (7-10) are heading West to face the Texas Rangers (10-9) in beautiful Globe Life Park in Arlington this week.  The three game series kicks off tonight at 8:05 Eastern and will be the first time the two teams meet this season.

The Rangers are expected to start lefty Cesar Ramos who was called up from AAA Round Rock Express to replace Cole Hammels who is nursing a left groin strain.  The Yankees are starting Nathan Eovaldi, who has struck out batters in his last seven starts and his fastball has been averaging  nearly 97 MPH.

Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get some today and help cheer on your Rangers over the Yankees!

 

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Blue Jays push Rangers to Game 4

The Texas Rangers were hoping that the confines of Globe Life Park would help to end this series against the Toronto Blue Jays but the Jays had other thoughts and came into the game with a pitching plan.  Enter Marco Estrada, who has quietly picked up 13 wins this season for the Blue Jays.  Estrada helped guide the team to a strong 5-1 victory.

“He’s been so big for us this year, and we need to be confident; this is our last straw right here,” Toronto Manager John Gibbons said before the game. “I expect he’s going to go out there and have a heck of a ball game.

And a heck of a game he did have, pitching 6 1/3rd innings with only one run off of five hits, he struck out six and walked zero.

. “We knew that we were facing a really good team in the Jays, and their offense is really good,” Adrian Beltre told MLB.Com’s T.R. Sullivan. “Even though we lost the last two games, we’re still confident. We know we have the team to do it, and we’ve gone and won there twice, so why can’t we do it one more time?”

The Rangers will get another shot to close out the series tomorrow on the road as they kick off game five at 4PM.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available for you Ranger Road Warriors.  Get yours today and help cheer on your Texas Rangers.

Rangers to start Gallardo

The AL East Champion Texas Rangers travel to Toronto and Yovani Gallardo will get the first two start against the AL West Champion Blue Jays.  The Blue Jays will start stud lefty Cole Hammels.  Gallardo has had a ton of success against the Blue Jays this season, winning both times he’s faced Toronto, the only two wins against the Jays.

The Rangers will be home Sunday with the Blue Jays in tow.  Whether on the road or at home, plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Texas Rangers.

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Tigers, Verlander push Rangers to third straight loss

Justin Verlander won just his second back to back of the season and it came at the hands of the Texas Rangers (84-72, 1st AL West) who are battling to keep the top spot in the AL West, the Houston Astros nipping at their heels and only 1.5 games behind.

The Tigers pounded out a five run fifth inning fueled by Tyler Collins three run homer, capping a 7-4 win on the road.  Verlander had a great game allowing six hits, two walks with five strikes, dropping his ERA to a season low 3.39.

The Rangers attempted a late ninth inning rally, loading the bases against Ian Krol.  Neftali Feliz then gave up a two-run single to Prince Felder bringing Adrian Beltre to the plate but the play ended with a game-closing double play.

Tickets for game two against the Tigers.  Game starts at 7 at Globe Life Park and there are still plenty of affordable tickets and great seats so get out an help support your Texas Rangers as they push to the playoffs.

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Padres blank Rangers

In just their third loss in 10 games, Texas faced a hot pitcher in Tyson Ross.  Ross (10-9)  shut down the Rangers, holding them to three hits in seven innings.  This is Ross’ second season with double digit wins.

“They’re playing great baseball, they’ve got a good lineup and we’ve got a long homestand, so it’s a nice way to start off in the first game of 11 at home,” Ross said.

There is little time to revisit the day as they face the Rangers in game two  tonight at 9:05.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Texas Rangers~!

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Rangers take series from Giants

The bats of Josh Hamilton came to life Sunday evening complimenting a most dominant performance from Martin Perez.  Perez limited an explosive Giants team to just one hit in eight innings.  In the sixth, Hamilton blasted a homer to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead and the game.

“That was fun to do today,” Rangers catcher Chris Gimenez said. “It made my life easy. Every time I called a pitch, it was just right there.”

The Rangers have little time to celebrate as they meet the Astros tonight for the first of a three game stand.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available, so be sure to get yours today!