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 finish off Reds, await Red Sox

The Texas Rangers (47-26, 1st AL West) bounced back from an 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday night with a 6-4 win last night in the rubber match led by Cole Hamels who is now 10-1 against the Reds.  Hamels struck out eight, allowing only one run in six innings.

“No matter how you do it, no matter how well it looked on paper, we’re getting the job done. It’s about getting the [win],” Hamels said. “We’re playing as a team. No one in this clubhouse is trying to do more than what they’re capable of doing. No one is trying to be selfish. Probably the most positive vibes I’ve experienced day in and day out.”

The Rangers have little time to celebrate as they await the return of the Boston Red Sox (40-32, 2nd AL East) to Arlington.  Starting for the Rangers will be Nick Martinez (1-1, 5.14 ERA) who will be going up against Red Sox lefty David Price (8-4, 4.24 ERA).

The game kicks off at 7:05 tonight at Globe Life Park.  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 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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Champs coming to San Antonio to face Midwest Division Champion Rangers

The World Series Champion Kansas City Royals will make an appearance in San Antonio’s Alamodome in the 4th annual Big League Weekend where over 46,000 attended in 2015.

The Rangers, who cranked out 14 runs against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, failed to score four in a 7-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.

The Big League Weekend is sponsored by Texas/Mexico grocery magnet HEB and was created through a partnership with Nolan Ryan, the Texas Rangers, Ryan Sanders Baseball, the San Antonio Missions and the city of San Antonio. In addition to the two games each year, there are several other events surrounding the weekend that make it special for any baseball fan.

Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and catch Major League Baseball in the Alamo City!

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