Rangers drop opener against Baltimore

The Texas Rangers opened their four game road stand against the Baltimore Orioles to the tune of 7-1 after Joe Saunders gave up seven runs on nine hits over seven innings. The Rangers take on the Orioles again tonight 6:05.

“This is a game where it’s, ‘What have you done for me lately,'” Saunders said. “I’ve done nothing. I’ve got to pick it up.”

The Rangers will finish up the road trip on July 3rd then move on to New York to take on the Mets.  Great seats and cheap tickets still remain!  Be sure to get yours now!

Rangers even up on Red Sox

The Texas Rangers follow up a victory in the 2nd of a three game stand against the defending champion Boston Red Sox today at 3 pm.  Last night, the Rangers pounded out a 10-7 win over the Sox who took game one 1-5 on Monday.

Pitcher Martin Perez collected his first victory after going 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits, three walks and three strikeouts.  The most impressive thing was that he was able to ground five double plays, the second most behind Matt Harrison.

“A pitcher’s best friend and he was able to use it tonight,” Rangers manager Ron Washington said of the double plays. “You don’t want it to happen all the time like that, but he was able to take advantage of it tonight. He really threw the ball well.”

The Rangers come back home to face the Houston Astros in a three game home stand.  Great seats and tickets are still available so get yours now!

Washington without contract one month before Spring Training

The way things currently stand with the Texas Rangers of the American League West, Manager Ron Washington does not have a contract extending past 2014 and, Washington does not seem to be bothered by that fact.

“I’m not worried about that,” Washington said after working at a week-long winter camp at Rangers Ballpark. “That will take care of itself.”

In other Rangers news, the franchise came to terms with LHP Rafael Perez on a minor league contract with a spot at Spring Training.  Perez underwent shoulder surgery in 2012 and has not played in the majors since.

The Rangers open the season against the Philadelphia Phillies on March 31st and Spring Training kicks off February 27th. Great tickets and seats are still available for both.