Rangers aim for bullpen consistency in matchup vs. A’s

Bruce Bochy, manager of the World Series champion Texas Rangers, is looking for a consistent effort from his bullpen as his team prepares to host the Oakland Athletics in a three-game series in Arlington, Texas, starting Tuesday night. Left-handed reliever Brock Burke entered Monday night’s game against the Houston Astros in the fourth inning with two on and two out with left-handed sluggers Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker up next as the Rangers held a

Astros look to pick up steam in series finale vs. Rangers

The Houston Astros hope their slow start is about to evaporate. After losing seven of their first nine games, the Astros will look to make it two consecutive victories when they visit the Texas Rangers on Monday night at Arlington, Texas. Houston notched a 3-1 victory over the Rangers on Sunday night after losing the first two contests of a four-game set by a combined score of 17-4. Yordan Alvarez hit a three-run homer for

Fresh off no-hitter, Astros’ Ronel Blanco aims to subdue Rangers

Houston Astros right-hander Ronel Blanco is making a strong argument to stay in the starting rotation after Justin Verlander and Jose Urquidy return from the injured list. Blanco (1-0, 0.00 ERA) is set to make his first start since he threw the 17th no-hitter in franchise history when the Astros continue their four-game series against the rival Texas Rangers on Sunday in Arlington, Texas. Texas has outscored the Astros 17-4 in winning the first two

Rangers bid to take care of business vs. Astros

The Texas Rangers have picked up where they left off from last season, when they claimed the first World Series championship in franchise history. The Rangers (5-2) will aim to maintain their solid start when they continue their four-game series against the Houston Astros on Saturday night in Arlington, Texas. Adolis Garcia and Marcus Semien each hit a three-run homer in Friday’s 10-2 victory over the Astros, who had won the last eight meetings between

Rangers look to end Astros’ success at Globe Life Field

Josh Smith and Ezequiel Duran are suddenly playing greater roles than expected for the Texas Rangers, who open a four-game series against the visiting Houston Astros on Friday. The matchup marks the first meeting between the teams since Texas won last season’s American League Championship Series 4-3. The road team won all seven games in the series. The Rangers have struggled against their divisional rival in recent years at Globe Life Field in Arlington. The

Aaron Civale seeks to guide Rays to series win vs. Rangers

Staff ace Zach Eflin gave Tampa Bay the start it needed Tuesday night. Now the Rays will turn to right-hander Aaron Civale for a possible series win over the reigning World Series champion Texas Rangers. A winner his first time out, Civale will take the mound against the Rangers on Wednesday to conclude the teams’ three-game set in St. Petersburg, Fla. But Tuesday belonged to Eflin, who was lined up to be the club’s No.

Rangers try to regroup, face Rays without Josh Jung

The Texas Rangers have won three of their first four games in 2024, but the defending World Series champions suffered a devastating loss on Monday night. Third baseman Josh Jung is out indefinitely with a fractured right wrist after being hit on a swing attempt during the ninth inning of Texas’ 9-3 win over the host Tampa Bay Rays. The Rangers’ journey without their coveted corner infielder will begin Tuesday evening when Texas reconvenes with

Rangers return to Tampa Bay, where they began ’22 title run

The last time the Texas Rangers came to Florida, they swept two games against the Tampa Bay Rays in an American League wild-card series en route to winning the World Series. The teams will open a three-game set in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Monday. In October, the Rangers arrived at the Rays’ domed home and dominated the best-of-three series, prevailing 4-0 and 7-1 to start their run to the franchise’s first world title. The Rangers

Big-swinging Rangers aim to beat Cubs again

The Texas Rangers tied for the American League lead with 233 homers last season. After going deep five times already this season, the Rangers will look to flex their muscles once again on Sunday afternoon when they vie for a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs in Arlington, Texas. Adolis Garcia belted a solo homer in the Rangers’ 4-3 victory in the season opener on Thursday and joined Jared Walsh and Josh Jung in launching

Rangers open defense of title vs. Cubs

The Texas Rangers will take the first step on what they hope is the long journey toward defending their World Series title on Thursday night when they open the season against the Chicago Cubs in Arlington, Texas. Last season’s path to glory saw the Rangers post a 90-72 record and a second-place finish in the American League West. They swept the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles in the first two rounds of the playoffs