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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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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Rangers fall to Blue Jays again

The Texas Rangers came into this series with the first place AL East Toronto Blue Jays looking to gain traction in the AL West.  After a close 6-5 loss on Tuesday, the team was hammered 12-4 yesterday.

With the game tied at two apiece, the Blue Jays Justin Smoak slammed a two run home run in the fifth inning.  That was followed up by Edwin Encarnacion’s sixth inning Grand Slam.

“It feels good, but it feels better when the team is winning,” Encarnacion said. “Just looking for my pitch. Trying to be aggressive in the strike zone, looking for my pitch, and it has been great the way I’ve been seeing the ball the last couple of weeks.”

The Rangers have the opportunity to get one on the Blue Jays, who are now two games ahead of the New York Yankees in their division.  Plenty of affordable tickets and great seats are still available so be sure to get your tickets today and help support your Texas Rangers!

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Rangers drop second game to Padres

The Texas Rangers have been trying to find their game these last few weeks.  After losing back to back series’ against the Angels and Diamondbacks, the Rangers bounced back on Friday with a 3-4 win in San Diego.  The Padres responded with back to back victories on Saturday and Sunday.  The loss sinks them to third place in the AL West.

“I know everybody is a little bit disappointed,” SP Yovani Gallardo said. “You want to be in first place, that’s the attitude in Spring Training. The first half is over. We’ll take the next few days off and be ready to go Friday.”

The Rangers will face off against their in-state rival Houston Astros for a three game stand beginning Friday in Houston.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today!