7:27 AM EDT, Sat April 21, 2018
SportsDay 6 hours ago
Small victories: Young fielders shine in another Rangers loss and other stuff

Small victories: Young fielders shine in another Rangers loss and other stuff

ARLINGTON - As the season quickly spins toward what the future might hold because the present isn't looking so hot, Friday was significant for one reason: The Rangers played superb team defense.At present it's about small victories.They still lost. The bullpen, which has actually been pretty reliable, allowed five runs over the final two innings to seal a 6-2 loss to Seattle. Chris Martin gave up a game-tying homer. Closer Keone Kela, who had not allowed a run in his first six appearances, gave up three. That's going to happen with a young closer occasionally. It's part of the learning...
SportsDay 7 hours ago
Bullpen collapses late as Rangers fall to Mariners, 6-2

Bullpen collapses late as Rangers fall to Mariners, 6-2

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jean Segura hit a two-run double in a four-run ninth inning after Mitch Haniger's tying homer in the eighth, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Friday night.The liner to right center from Segura chased Texas closer Keone Kela (2-1), who gave up singles to Daniel Vogelbach and Dee Gordon and got his only out on Guillermo Heredia's sacrifice bunt.Haniger's fifth homer was a two-out shot to the berm in center field against Chris Martin. Haniger and Kyle Seager added RBI singles in the ninth off Jake Diekman as the Rangers remained the only team in the...
SportsDay 7 hours ago
Minor-league report: SP Yovani Gallardo ineffective in return to Rangers organization

Minor-league report: SP Yovani Gallardo ineffective in return to Rangers organization

Worth noting from the Texas Rangers' minor-league system on Friday:TRIPLE-A ROUND ROCK (4-13): Had only three hits, including a three-run homer by RF Destin Hood, in a 6-3 loss to Oklahoma City (Los Angeles Dodgers). RHP Yovani Gallardo made his first appearance since returning to the organization and allowed three runs in 2 1/3 innings.DOUBLE-A FRISCO (3-11): Got a three-run homer from DH Hunter Cole during an 11-3 loss to Corpus Christi (Houston). Cole is hitting .382 with nine RBIs in the last 10 games.HIGH-A DOWN EAST (8-8): Had four hits, all singles, in a 7-1 loss at at Myrtle Beach...
Lone Star Ball 7 hours ago
7-14 - Rangers don’t win the baseball game, lose instead 6-2

7-14 - Rangers don’t win the baseball game, lose instead 6-2

Rangers finally play some decent defense, lose anyway If it’s not the starting pitching, it’s the hitting. If it’s not the hitting, it’s the defense. If it’s not the defense, it’s the bullpen. The Rangers once again can’t seem to put together an effort where all phases of the game are competent enough for them to win a baseball game. Tonight, it was the bullpen. (Well, also the offense for plating just two runs. And probably the starting pitching, as Mike Minor wouldn’t make it through six innings. But it wasn’t the defense for once.) The bullpen has been really good for...
SportsDay 8 hours ago
Delino DeShields has two more hits in rehab assignment game for Frisco

Delino DeShields has two more hits in rehab assignment game for Frisco

ARLINGTON - Closing in on a return to the Rangers outfield, Delino DeShields had a pair of hits for Double-A Frisco Friday in his second game of a rehab assignment.DeShields lined out to center, singled to center and had a bunt hit while playing against Corpus Christi while playing center field for seven innings. He was 1 for 3 with a bunt hit on Thursday. It appears, though, he may not be activated from the disabled list until Sunday or Monday, which would still be well ahead of schedule. When DeShields broke the hamate bone in his left hand in the second game of the season, the Rangers...