Nathan Eovaldi, Rangers shoot for World Series clincher

PHOENIX — The Texas Rangers are one win away from their first World Series title, and they will ask Nathan Eovaldi to finish off the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 5 on Wednesday. Texas grabbed a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series with an 11-7 win in Game 4 on Tuesday, as leadoff hitter Marcus Semien contributed a three-run homer and a two-run triple. The Rangers took the 48,388 fans out of the game early with

Rangers, Diamondbacks turn to bullpens for WS Game 4

PHOENIX — The Texas Rangers look to grab a commanding 3-1 advantage Tuesday night when they face the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 4 of the World Series at Chase Field. Texas took Game 3 Monday night 3-1 on the strength of its pitching and a two-run home run from Corey Seager, the one-time World Series MVP’s second two-run home run of this series. Pitchers Max Scherzer, Jon Gray, Josh Sborz, Aroldis Chapman and Jose Leclerc

D-backs trust in rookie Brandon Pfaadt, Rangers in veteran Max Scherzer

PHOENIX — The World Series moves west to Phoenix on Monday with the host Arizona Diamondbacks having earned a split, thanks to a 9-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night in Arlington, Texas. The underdog Diamondbacks potentially were two outs from a sweep of Games 1 and 2 were it not for the Rangers’ Corey Seager hitting a game-tying, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning in Friday’s opener. The Rangers

D-backs ask Merrill Kelly to deliver bounce-back effort in Game 2

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Merrill Kelly has a tall task on tap in Game 2 of the World Series against the Texas Rangers on Saturday in Arlington, Texas. Kelly (2-1, 2.65 ERA in the postseason) will have to subdue Corey Seager and Adolis Garcia in order to help the Diamondbacks gain a split of the first two road contests of the best-of-seven series. Seager tied the Game 1 with a two-run homer in the ninth inning

World Series Game 1 a battle of Rangers’, Diamondbacks’ aces

Texas Rangers right-hander Nathan Eovaldi could etch his name in the record books on Friday when he takes the mound for Game 1 of the World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Arlington, Texas. Eovaldi (4-0, 2.42 ERA) is aiming to become the first pitcher to win five starts in the playoffs. Randy Johnson (2001), Francisco Rodriguez (2002) and Stephen Strasburg (2019) have recorded five wins in a single postseason, but each of the three

Astros look to turn around home woes in Game 7 vs. Rangers

HOUSTON — Four years ago, the improbable became reality when the Houston Astros lost Game 7 of the 2019 World Series 6-2 to the Washington Nationals at Minute Maid Park, capping the first postseason series in league history during which the road team claimed every contest in a seven-game set. With Houston’s 9-2 loss to the Rangers on Sunday in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series, the specter of a repeat of that

Astros still have to conquer Rangers, home-field struggles in ALCS

HOUSTON — While the climactic event from Game 5 of the American League Championship Series served the Houston Astros well, it did not enable them to complete their foremost task. Houston secured a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series after Jose Altuve clubbed a dramatic three-run, ninth-inning homer that yielded a 5-4 victory over the Rangers on Friday and a sweep of all three games at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. By virtue of

Astros, Rangers look to gain edge in ALCS Game 5

The Houston Astros dominated the past two games of the American League Championship Series with their bats. Now they will look for ace pitcher Justin Verlander to play a big role on Friday afternoon when the right-hander takes the mound for the crucial Game 5 matchup against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. The best-of-seven series is tied at two games apiece. Houston dropped the first two games of the ALCS at home before it

Road-rampaging Astros aim to level ALCS in Game 4

The Houston Astros are red hot on the road, and no place is more appealing than Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The Astros have scored 59 runs in their last five road games against the Texas Rangers as the rivals prepare to battle in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Thursday night. Texas holds a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series, but Houston gained momentum with an 8-5 victory on Wednesday.

Pressure on Astros as host Rangers up 2-0 in ALCS

The Houston Astros may not have their backs against the wall, but they know they are one backward step away from feeling its full force. The Astros certainly are in must-win mode as they tackle the red-hot Texas Rangers in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday night in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers went on the road to win the first two games of the best-of-seven series by scores of 2-0 and