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Mets-Cubs preview (The Associated Press)

Kyle Schwarber, the Chicago Cubs' 23-year-old slugger, is the subject of trade rumors and conjecture even though he has not stepped up to home plate and swung a bat since April 7. One rumor with traction on social media has the New York Yankees offering relievers Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman, who unleashed a 105 mph fastball on Monday, in exchange for Schwarber, who had 16 homers in 69 regular-season and playoff games in 2015. One former general manager suggested the Cubs swap Schwarber for Texas Rangers ace Cole Hamels, who beat the Cubs in a 4-1 decision on Sunday. [read full article]

Posted Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:21:36 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Baseball-Highlights from Saturday'sMLB games (Reuters)

(Adds later games) July 16 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from Major League Baseball games on Saturday: Cubs 3, Rangers 1 Anthony Rizzo doubled in two runs while right-hander Jason Hammel snapped a six-game winless streak as the Chicago Cubs posted a 3-1 victory over the Texas Rangers. Hammel (8-5) allowed just one run on three hits as he outdueled Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish, who was making his first start since June 8 and only his fourth big-league appearance since 2014. [read full article]

Posted Sat, 16 Jul 2016 22:59:30 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Trout, Choi go deep as Angels top Rangers (The Associated Press)

Mike Trout's latest exploit enabled the Los Angeles Angels to frustrate the plans of one of the American League West's contenders. Trout's three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning capped a four-run rally that gave the Angels a 9-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday night at Angel Stadium. Ji-Man Choi added his first major league home run as the Angels earned their eighth win in 10 games and their fourth in succession, matching their season high. [read full article]

Posted Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:03:44 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Baseball-Highlights from Saturday's MLB games (Reuters)

(Adds later games) July 16 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from Major League Baseball games on Saturday: Cubs 3, Rangers 1 Anthony Rizzo doubled in two runs while right-hander Jason Hammel snapped a six-game winless streak as the Chicago Cubs posted a 3-1 victory over the Texas Rangers. Hammel (8-5) allowed just one run on three hits as he outdueled Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish, who was making his first start since June 8 and only his fourth big-league appearance since 2014. [read full article]

Posted Sat, 16 Jul 2016 22:59:30 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


White Sox first to turn trio of triple plays in same season since 1979 (Big League Stew)

In a span of 86 games, the White Sox have turned not one, not two, but three triple plays, with the latest coming during Friday’s wild 11-8 loss to the Atlanta Braves. It all started on April 22, when Chicago turned the craziest triple plays we’ve seen in a long time against the Texas Rangers. Then, on May 18, they did it again against the Houston Astros, though that time in a more traditional manner. [read full article]

Posted Fri, 08 Jul 2016 21:08:11 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Twins-Rangers preview (The Associated Press)

The Texas Rangers are looking forward to a few days off with the All-Star break looming. Texas just came off a 4-6 road trip that ended with Wednesday night's 11-6 loss at Boston and heads out on a nine-game trip after the break. The Rangers committed three errors in the second inning Wednesday, allowing the Red Sox to break the game open. [read full article]

Posted Wed, 06 Jul 2016 20:29:14 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Puny singles make David Ortiz very angry (Big League Stew)

Ortiz was leading off the bottom of the ninth inning of Boston’s game against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday. The Red Sox were down 7-2, and Ortiz was definitely looking to start something. Rangers reliever Sam Dyson was pitching to Ortiz, and the first four pitches of the at-bat were clocked at 96 or 97 mph. With the count 2-2, Dyson threw Ortiz a 91 mph changeup, and Ortiz lined it right up the middle for a single. [read full article]

Posted Wed, 06 Jul 2016 06:32:09 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Sox collect 13 extra-base hits in 12-5 rout over Rangers (The Associated Press)

The ball was bouncing around Fenway Park for the Red Sox. Brock Holt hit a two-run homer that hit the top of Boston's bullpen and fell in, Sandy Leon had four hits with three of a season-high nine doubles, and the Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 12-5 Monday. Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer, Travis Shaw and Dustin Pedroia each added a solo homer as Boston banged out 13 extra-base hits. [read full article]

Posted Mon, 04 Jul 2016 15:38:57 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Yankees-Padres preview (The Associated Press)

San Diego Padres right-hander Colin Rea needs to make the most of his start against the visiting New York Yankees as the teams open a three-game interleague series Friday night. Rea (4-3, 5.05 ERA) has won once in his last eight starts, but that victory came in his most recent outing when beating the Reds after allowing four runs (three earned) in five innings. Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi (6-5, 5.19) goes for the Yankees, who are coming off of two straight walk-off victories over the Texas Rangers. [read full article]

Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:46:30 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Rangers-Twins preview (The Associated Press)

It has been a long time since the Texas Rangers endured a three-game losing streak, something they will try to avoid Friday night in the opener of a three-game series against the Twins in Minnesota. In fact, before losing their past two games, Texas (51-29) hadn't dropped back-to-back games since their past three-game skid, a May 16-18 three-game sweep at Oakland. The Rangers fell to the New York Yankees on Wednesday and Thursday to split a four-game set. [read full article]

Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:02:19 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Here’s the worst swing you’ll see in baseball this year (Big League Stew)

If Baseball School were an actual place, this would be one of the lessons: When you’re at the plate and your teammate is stealing a base, help him out. When it came time to show an instructional video, they would definitely NOT show the above clip of New York Yankees utility man Ronald Torreyes. Torreyes was at the plate in the fifth inning of Thursday’s game against the Texas Rangers. [read full article]

Posted Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:15:46 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Yankees complete wild comeback with trio of late-inning homers (Big League Stew)

The Texas Rangers and New York Yankees have been two teams headed in opposite directions this month. One wild and crazy game probably won’t change that, but three swings during the Yankees dramatic 9-7 victory on Wednesday reminded us that no lead is safe and no outcome should ever be assumed, especially when the right-field fence is a leisurely fly ball away. Trailing by five runs in the eighth inning, New York rallied for its most unlikely and exhilarating win of the season by scoring seven unanswered runs. [read full article]

Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:36:06 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


HRs by McCann, Gregorius in 9th rally Yanks past Rangers 9-7 (The Associated Press)

Trailing by four runs in the ninth inning, the somnambulant New York Yankees were on the verge of falling 10 games behind division-leading Baltimore in the AL East. New York's first three batters reached, cutting the deficit by a run, and an electric seven-pitch span unfolded. Brian McCann hit a tying, three-run homer off Sam Dyson, Starlin Castro walked and Didi Gregorius capped the six-run inning with his two-run shot, lifting the Yankees to a 9-7 win over the Texas Rangers, the team with American League's best record. [read full article]

Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:46:44 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Darvish throws simulated game, could return after break (The Associated Press)

Yu Darvish threw 46 pitches in a simulated game Wednesday and could return to the Texas Rangers' rotation shortly after the All-Star break. Sidelined by shoulder discomfort since a June 8 outing against Houston, Darvish threw all his pitches during the three-inning game. Sharp,'' Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. [read full article]

Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:18:15 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


With Beltran injured, Girardi sounding more concerned (The Associated Press)

With the Yankees a season-high nine games back in the AL East and Carlos Beltran out of the starting lineup because of a leg injury, New York manager Joe Girardi sounds more concerned about a slow start that has turned into a half season of struggles. After improving to one game over .500 last weekend - their season high was 4-2 in April - the Yankees (37-39) had lost three straight going into Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers. ''There's a sense of urgency,'' Girardi said. [read full article]

Posted Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:45:39 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Hamels, Beltre lead rollin' Rangers to 7-1 win over Yankees (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Cole Hamels and the rollin' Texas Rangers are making winning look easy. [read full article]

Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:37:35 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Rangers-Yankees preview (TheAssociated Press)

The Texas Rangers have 50 wins in their sight, and there's a good possibility they will reach that number sometime this week. Monday will be the first opportunity for Texas to become the first team in the majors to reach 50 wins when it opens a four-game series with the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Should Texas get at least one more win, it will have 50 wins before the end of June for the second time in franchise history. [read full article]

Posted Sun, 26 Jun 2016 18:06:36 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Rangers wrap up win at 2:44 a.m., outlast rain, Yankees (The Associated Press)

By the time Adrian Beltre stepped to the plate with the bases loaded well past midnight, Yankee Stadium was nearly deserted. The Texas Rangers wrapped up a weird win at 2:44 a.m. Tuesday, rallying after a rain delay of more than 3 1/2 hours in the ninth inning to beat the New York Yankees 9-6 with maybe 100 fans left in the stands. The ballpark was so empty that shouts from Texas players hollering in the dugout for Beltre's go-ahead, two-run single could easily be heard bouncing around the yard. [read full article]

Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:38:29 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Ian Desmond makes fantastic catch, does the opposite on next play (Big League Stew)

Baseball is a funny game. From play to play, anything can happen. Just because you make a heroic play doesn't mean you're immune to doing something embarrassing later in the game. Or, if you're Texas Rangers center fielder Ian Desmond, it doesn't mean you're immune to doing something embarrassing on the very next play. This is a tale of two plays, both which happened in the bottom of the third inning of the Rangers' game against the New York Yankees on Monday night. In the first one, Desmond showed off his best outfield defense. Brett Gardner lined a pitch from Chi Chi Gonzalez directly to center field, and it was sinking fast. Desmond saw the ball coming and ran in, making a forward dive as he slid his glove between the ball and the grass right before it touched the ground. It was a fantastic play. But on the very next play, things went wrong. Carlos Beltran hit a fly ball to center field, which should have been an easy catch for Desmond, right? But as he ran over to get under the ball, he slipped and fell down. It didn't look like he tripped on anything (other than his own feet), he was just suddenly on the ground. He got up right away and kept on running for the ball, but his pratfall had taken up too much time and the ball dropped in front of him for a single.  [ Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now ] What a roller coaster of emotions for Ian Desmond. In the span of just a few minutes he experienced the thrill of making a spectacular catch and the agony of taking an embarrassing fall. Not many players get to experience the highs and lows of baseball in such a short amount of time. That makes Ian Desmond special, even though he probably doesn't want to be special for that particular reason.  More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports:   - - - - - - Liz Roscher is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at lizroscher@yahoo.com or follow her on twitter! Follow @lizroscher [read full article]

Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:59:51 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Rangers-Yankees preview (The Associated Press)

The Texas Rangers have 50 wins in their sight, and there's a good possibility they will reach that number sometime this week. Monday will be the first opportunity for Texas to become the first team in the majors to reach 50 wins when it opens a four-game series with the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Should Texas get at least one more win, it will have 50 wins before the end of June for the second time in franchise history. [read full article]

Posted Sun, 26 Jun 2016 18:06:36 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Perez, Rangers take another series with 6-2 win over Red Sox (The Associated Press)

Martin Perez won his sixth straight decision and helped the surging Texas Rangers to yet another series victory. Perez pitched six solid innings while working behind a number of hitters, the first six Texas batters reached for an early lead and the Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 6-2 on Sunday. Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer for the Rangers, who are 11-0-1 in series since getting swept at Oakland in mid-May. Texas improved to 8-1 in deciding games this season. [read full article]

Posted Sun, 26 Jun 2016 17:11:44 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Andrus, Desmond help lead Rangers to 10-3 win over Red Sox (The Associated Press)

After Elvis Andrus cleared the bases with a triple and scored on a wild pitch, the Texas Rangers held on to their big lead this time against the Boston Red Sox. Andrus had the bases-loaded triple to the wall in left-center that chased knuckleballer Steven Wright in a five-run fifth, when all the runs were unearned after two errors and a passed ball, and the Rangers went on to win 10-3 late Saturday night. ''It was a collective team effort,'' Andrus said. [read full article]

Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2016 23:02:43 PDT - via Yahoo Sports



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