Foul Territory | Fort-Worth Star Telegram They were within one swing of the bat of tying the game or taking the lead all night, but the Texas Rangers never got the timely hit they needed. Instead, the Detroit Tigers held on for a 2-1 victory on...May 17, 2013
Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas ARLINGTON, Texas -- Detroit scored two runs in the top of the fifth and made it stand up, beating the Rangers 2-1 on Friday night in a low-scoring game that came after a failed pitching duel between Yu Darvish and Justin Verlander on Thursday night. The Rangers and Tigers have split the first two games of the series heading into Saturday and Sunday. No solving Porcello: Rick Porcello came into Friday night's start with a 6.68 ERA. It took the Rangers five innings to score against him.May 17, 2013
Foul Territory | Fort-Worth Star Telegram ARLINGTON -- The Texas Rangers had their chances and the pitching staff kept them within a swing of the bat to change the outcome. But that clutch hit never came on Friday night, as the Detroit Tigers held on for...May 17, 2013
Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas ARLINGTON, Texas -- Alexi Ogando, placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of biceps tendinitis, had an MRI exam done that showed no structural issues. Ogando said he first felt the soreness in his start Wednesday at Oakland, when he came out after six innings. He had taken a no-hitter into the sixth. "Why push something?" Ogando said. "Better to do something precautionary. He doesn't want to get worse. He wants to get better." Ogando said the issue has nothing to do with his conversion from the bullpen back to the rotation.May 17, 2013
Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas ARLINGTON, Texas -- Colby Lewis reported no soreness after throwing a bullpen session Friday for the first time since getting an anti-inflammatory shot for triceps tendinitis. He threw around 35 pitches Friday. Lewis will start Monday for Double-A Frisco and expects to make at least two more starts on his rehab assignment before he'll know if he's ready to be activated. That could put him on track to return in Boston on June 4. "I assume I will stay on track," Lewis said.May 17, 2013
Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas Ian Kinsler has been scratched from Friday's lineup because of bruised ribs. Leury Garcia will play second base in his place and bat second against the Tigers. Elvis Andrus is leading off for the Rangers. The lineups: RANGERS SS Elvis Andrus 2B Leury Garcia DH Lance Berkman 3B Adrian Beltre RF Nelson Cruz 1B Mitch Moreland C Geovany Soto LF David Murphy CF Leonys Martin TIGERS LF Andy Dirks RF Torii Hunter 3B Miguel Cabrera 1B Prince Field ...May 17, 2013
Foul Territory | Fort-Worth Star Telegram Manager Ron Washington said that he sent Yu Darvish out for the eighth inning Thursday night in large part because he felt Darvish was the best available pitcher the Rangers had to handle the middle of the Tigers' lineup. Detroit...May 17, 2013
Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Detroit Tigers with bruised ribs. He was hit by a pitch in the third inning of Thursday's 10-4 victory over the Tigers by an 81 mph curve ball by Justin Verlander, the same area where Kinsler took a blow to the ribs on a stolen base over the weekend at Houston. Kinsler hopes to play Saturday, but wasn't sure when he'll return when asked about it before the game.May 17, 2013
Foul Territory | Fort-Worth Star Telegram Ian Kinsler was scratched from tonight's lineup with bruised ribs, and Leury Garcia is starting in his place. Garcia will bat second behind leadoff man Elvis Andrus. Nick Tepesch, meanwhile, is starting for the Rangers and is looking to win...May 17, 2013
Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's Friday and that means our weekly stock report. Let's take a look at who's trending up and who's trending down for Texas: STOCK UP The Rangers: At 27-14, the Rangers have their best record through 41 games. Their previous best had been 26-15 in 1996. The Rangers have been in solo possession of first place for 25 consecutive days. They are the first team to have a seven-game division lead at this point in the season since Boston in 2007.May 17, 2013
Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers and Detroit Tigers face off in the second game of a four-game series with right-hander Nick Tepesch opposing right-hander Rick Porcello at 7:05 p.m. Friday night on FSSW and ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM. Tepesch (3-3, 4,03 ERA): Tepesch ended a two-game losing streak in Houston on Sunday, striking out a career-high eight while allowing one run in a 12-7 victory over Houston. Tepesch received 12 runs of support after the Rangers scored just 13 runs for him in his first six starts.May 17, 2013
Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas Did you find it odd to see Yu Darvish come back out for the eighth inning last night with a six-run lead? I did. Darvish had already thrown over 100 pitches. His team had added to its lead, taking a 10-4 advantage into the eighth inning, six outs away from a victory. But there was Darvish, back on the hill for the eighth inning. At the time, I thought manager Ron Washington was likely going to have Darvish pitch to right-handed hitting Miguel Cabrera and then have Robbie Ross, who was warming up, come in for the left-handed hitting Fielder.May 17, 2013
Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas It was not the spectacular matchup of aces that everyone had hoped on Thursday night in Arlington. In fact, for Justin Verlander, it was his worst career start ever thanks to a horrible third inning. ESPN Stats & Information provides some of the evidence: * Verlander tied a career-high with eight earned runs in just 2 2/3 innings against the Rangers, his fourth career start of fewer than 3 innings pitched. * He had two bases-loaded walks in the third inning, giving him three in two starts.May 17, 2013
Fort-Worth Star Telegram The right-hander is planning to make a rehab start Monday in Frisco. More Rangers coverage in the Foul Territory blogMay 16, 2013
Fort-Worth Star Telegram Verlander gone in the third inning? You bet, said Darvish and the Rangers.May 16, 2013
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