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Tampa Bay Times Apr 16, 2018
Rays Journal: First day without Kiermaier goes well in rout

Rays Journal: First day without Kiermaier goes well in rout

ST. PETERSBURG - The first day of the three months they'll be without CF Kevin Kiermaier wasn't so bad for the Rays as they beat the Rangers 8-4.Mallex Smith, who will get the bulk of the playing time in centerfield during Kiermaier's absence, got off to a good start Monday, rapping
Lone Star Ball Apr 16, 2018
6-12 - Rangers are anything but perfect in 8-4 loss to Rays

6-12 - Rangers are anything but perfect in 8-4 loss to Rays

Last night’s game was way more enjoyable than tonight’s game I hope you had a good time watching Bartolo Colon carve up the Astros last night because the Rangers were back at it tonight and the experience was anything but fun. It seems the bull that Martin Perez had slaughtered and devoured after startling him to a broken elbow this winter has won the war, if not the battle. Perez has given up 29 (!) hits and allowed 18 runs in his three starts despite the thought that maybe this would finally be the year he put it all together and became a solid starter. There’s always 2019! Also,...
DRaysBay Apr 16, 2018
Rays 8, Rangers 4: Baby steps

Rays 8, Rangers 4: Baby steps

When the Rays drew up their plan for this season, I think they were hoping for a lot of games like this The Rays continued their rather impressive pattern of scoring first, by scoring first in the first inning. Of course, this being the 2018 Tampa Bay Rays, even this auspicious start couldn’t come with a little inauspicion (probably not a word, but then again I’m not a real writer). After opening the Rays’ half of the inning with a single, Matt Duffy was making his trip around the bases by stealing second when he slid a little awkwardly to the bag. Heading to third on a single by C.J....
Lone Star Ball Apr 16, 2018
Jurickson Profar leaves game after hard slide

Jurickson Profar leaves game after hard slide

Texas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar left today’s game in the second inning after going down while trying to turn a double play Texas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar was removed from today’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the second inning, after going down hard when Mallex Smith of the Rays slid into him as he was attempting to turn a double play. Profar was taken from the field and appeared to be getting treated as having a potential concussion. The Rangers are already missing their starting double play combination, with Elvis Andrus and Rougned Odor on the disabled list,...
SportsDay Apr 16, 2018
Jurickson Profar leaves game vs. Rays with apparent injury after collision at second base

Jurickson Profar leaves game vs. Rays with apparent injury after collision at second base

The injury bug has bitten the Texas Rangers in 2018.Jurickson Profar became the team's latest player to make an early exit during a game this season after the shortstop's legs were taken out from under him at second base after a slide by Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Mallex Smith.Profar was attended to by Rangers medical staff for a few minutes before being forced to exit, and was replaced at shortstop by Drew RobinsonThe Rangers have already lost four starters to injury this season. Delino DeShields, Rougned Odor, Elvis Andrus, and Doug Fister are all already on the disabled list with...
Lone Star Ball Apr 16, 2018
Texas Rangers Monday lineup includes newcomer Renato Nunez

Texas Rangers Monday lineup includes newcomer Renato Nunez

Newly claimed left fielder Renato Nunez is in the starting lineup today The Texas Rangers start a three game set against the Tampa Bay Rays today, and with lefthander Blake Snell on the mound for Tampa, the Rangers have newly acquired righthanded hitter Renato Nunez in the starting lineup in left field. The lineup: Choo — DH Profar -- SS Mazara -- RF Beltre -- 3B Gallo -- 1B Nunez — LF Chirinos -- C Kiner-Falefa — 2B Tocci — CF Martin Perez pitches for Texas.
DRaysBay Apr 16, 2018
Series Preview: Matt Moore comes home

Series Preview: Matt Moore comes home

Several familiar faces will be back in the Trop. Well, that series against the Philadelphia Phillies was much how I remembered the 2008 World Series — minus the monsoon. Next the Tampa Bay Rays take on Matt Moore and the Texas Rangers. The Rays have lost four in a row as part of a 3-12 disappointing start to the season. When it seemed things couldn’t get worse, the Rays got news that Kevin Kiermaier will miss the next two to three months. The Rangers come in with a 6-11 record, but are coming off winning two in a row against the defending champion Houston Astros. The Matchups: Monday...
Tampa Bay Times Apr 16, 2018
For starters: Rays vs. Rangers with Smith replacing Kiermaier, Snell starting

For starters: Rays vs. Rangers with Smith replacing Kiermaier, Snell starting

UPDATE, 4:05: Here is the Rangers lineup:Choo DH, Profar 6, Mazara 9, Beltre 5, Gallo 3, Nunez 7, Chirinos 2, Kiner-Falefa 4, Tocci 8, Perez 1With the bad news now official that

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