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Thursday’s Rangers scouting report: Texas bats have historically gone silent against Mariners starter

Thursday’s Rangers scouting report: Texas bats have historically gone silent against Mariners starter

Pitcher Erasmo Ramirez #50 of the Seattle Mariners pitches in the second inning against the Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field on April 12, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/)
Texas Rangers Blog | Dallas Morning News 5 hours ago

Fan runs onto field during Wednesday’s Rangers game; security, Mariners outfield not amused

A fan runs on the field as the Seattle Mariners take on the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the seventh inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 16, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/)
Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas 5 hours ago

Each win stranger for Rangers

The Texas Rangers are living a charmed life in the early part of the 2014 season. They’re 8-7 this season despite being outscored by nine runs, and they’ve already managed a major-league best four walk-off wins, the latest being a bizarre 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Rangers Walk-Off...
Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas 7 hours ago

Rapid Reaction: Rangers 3, Mariners 2

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Leonys Martin's single ended a wild ninth inning as the Texas Rangers earned their fourth walkoff win at home this season, 3-2, over the Seattle Mariners. Texas did all the damage with two outs. Kevin Kouzmanoff singled, Mitch Moreland walked and then the Rangers got some help. Donnie...
The Strike Zone | SI.com 5 hours ago

Felix Hernandez and Yu Darvish clash in early duel of Cy Young contenders

Yu Darvish was outpitched by Felix Hernandez, but only allowed two earned runs. (Tom Pennington/) As far as must-see games in April go, Wednesday night’s tilt between the Mariners and Rangers certainly fit the bill. On the mound for Seattle: Felix Hernandez. Opposing him for Texas: Yu Darvish. It’s the third time the two have […]
Texas Rangers Blog | Dallas Morning News 14 hours ago

Tonight’s “Pitching Duel of the Century:” Yu Darvish for the Texas Rangers vs. Seattle’s Felix Hernandez

ARLINGTON – And now for this week’s “Pitching Duel of the Century”: Yu Darvish vs. “King” Felix Hernandez. So, how exactly does Darvish feel about squaring off against the Cy Young winner Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. CT (TV: FSSW Plus; …

Texas Rangers add outfielder with major-league experience

The Texas Rangers have signed outfielder Scott Cousins to a minor-league contract. Cousins, 29, has appeared in 135 major-league games with Miami and the Los Angeles Angels, with starts at all the outfield positions. He was released from a minor-league …
Northwest Sports Beat 10 hours ago

The Seattle Mariners recall Nick Franklin

Switch-Hitting Franklin back with M’s This morning Nick Franklin tweeted that he was flying to Texas, presumably to join the Mariners as they face off with the Rangers again. And it couldn’t come at a better time for the Mariners who have been streaky on offense. Where will Franklin fit in? Brad Miller, the man […]
Texas Rangers use Darvish-Chirinos battery for first time

Texas Rangers use Darvish-Chirinos battery for first time

Robinson Chirinos will start at catcher in a Yu Darvish start for the first time on Wednesday night as the Texas Rangers face Seattle. Chirinos will become the sixth different catcher to start with Darvish during his two-plus seasons with …

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Texas Rangers trio of Prince Fielder, Robbie Ross and Kevin Kouzmanoff team up to whip Seattle, 5-0

Texas third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff is greeted in the dugout by teammates after his solo homer in the second inning during the Seattle Mariners vs. the Texas Rangers major league baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Tuesday, …

Offense takes lead from Prince Fielder

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Prince Fielder didn't say, 'I told you,' but he could have after the Texas Rangers' 5-0 win on Tuesday. Fielder, swarmed by reporters before the game asking about his struggling start, said he was going to hit a home run soon. Even he didn't realize how soon. In his first at-bat of the game, leading off the second inning, Fielder blasted a Blake Beavan two-seam fastball into the seats in right-center 416 feet away. So was Fielder a prophet?

Rapid Reaction: Rangers 5, Mariners 0

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Robbie Ross pitched an efficient and impressive 7 2/3 shutout innings on Tuesday and Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff helped power the offense in a 5-0 win. A few thoughts: Finally for Fielder: Fielder crushed his first home run of the season, a 416-foot blast to right-center field to leadoff the second inning. It came just hours after Fielder chatted with the media and said he wasn't worried about his slow start to the season.

Texas Rangers again voice displeasure to MLB over transfer rule interpretations

ARLINGTON - The Rangers were on the phone to Major League Baseball officials for the second time in a week voicing their displeasure over the way the “transfer rule,” is being interpreted and enforced by umpires under the new replay …

Matt Harrison on his rehab outing: “I don’t think I was properly motivated”

ARLINGTON – Left-hander Matt Harrison acknowledged on Tuesday that maybe he wasn’t “properly motivated” for what he hoped would be his penultimate rehab start before rejoining the starting rotation. Well, a rainout, an extra day of waiting, a 48-degree game-time …

In longest home run drought of career, Prince Fielder says he’s not concerned

ARLINGTON  – Counting last year’s dreadful postseason, Prince Fielder carries a drought of 108 at-bats without a home run into Tuesday’s game against Seattle. It is the longest such drought of his career. Is Fielder concerned? According to him: No. …

Prince Fielder not worried about slow start

ARLINGTON, Texas -- If Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is concerned about his first few weeks with his new team, he's doing a good job of hiding it. Fielder sat at his locker before Tuesday's game and discussed his season, which includes just nine hits -- and three extra-base hits (all doubles) -- in 51 at-bats, a .176 average. He has three RBIs, the same number as Robinson Chirinos and Mitch Moreland, and a .263 on-base percentage, one of the lowest on the team.

Robinson Chirinos gets another chance to boost laggging offense from catchers for Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON – The Texas Rangers will give Robinson Chirinos another start behind the plate on Tuesday, leaving open the possibility that he will get back-to-back starts against Seattle. Chirinos is catching LHP Robbie Ross on Tuesday and caught RHP Yu …

Texas Rangers look to break from scoring drought against Irving’s Blake Beavan

ARLINGTON – After scoring one or fewer runs in three of their last four games, the Rangers will try to rediscover their offense Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. (TV: FSSW; Radio: KESN-103.3 FM) when they face Seattle’s Blake Beavan, an …

Extra Bases: Bats aren't making any noise

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers, poised before the season to be a run-scoring machine, can't seem to find any offense these days. On Monday, against a Seattle Mariners team that came into the game riding a 17-inning scoreless stretch itself, the Rangers managed one run long after the outcome was decided. Texas has scored one run in three of its past four games and is averaging 3.5 runs per contest -- but that's inflated thanks to two 10-run efforts, one of which was a 14-10 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Opening Day.

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