Texas Rangers

Rangers win their first replay challenge
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The first review of the season for the Texas Rangers occurred in the sixth inning of Tuesday's game, and they won it.Ben Revere wandered off second base and Martin Perez made a quick pickoff move to second base that was caught by Donnie Murphy, who applied the tag on the back of Revere.

Rapid Reaction: Rangers 2, Houston 1
After coming within one out of a perfect game against Houston in the second game of this season (and having that ruined by Marwin Gonzalez's single up the middle), Yu Darvish took a no-hitter into the eighth inning only to have it (and the shutout bid) broken up by Carlos Corporan's solo home run.

Rangers send Justin Verlander to worst start
It was not the spectacular matchup of aces that everyone had hoped for Thursday night in Arlington. In fact, for Justin Verlander, it was his worst career start ever, thanks to a horrible third inning.

Nolan Ryan sitting with George W. Bush
ARLINGTON, Texas -- One question on the minds of many Texas Rangers fans for today's opener at home: Would Nolan Ryan be in his usual seats in the owner's box by the Rangers dugout?

Rangers bats need to get it going
OAKLAND, Calif. -- There's certainly plenty of blame to go around for the Rangers' 4-8 mark in their last 12 games. They were in first place by four games after taking two of three in Anaheim and appeared poised to get the AL West wrapped up early (for a third straight year) and be able to rest some regulars.

Rangers' offense still isn't getting big hit
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Texas Rangers had a few chances Tuesday to grab some early runs and momentum in their quest to clinch an AL West title that remains elusive.

Matt Harrison excited to start big game
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Matt Harrison knows a thing or two about starting big games. He was on the mound for Game 7 of the World Series and while that start didn't go the way he wanted, he's learned from the experience.

Martin Perez battles back from shaky start
OAKLAND, Calif. -- For a moment, it appeared as if the Rangers' Martin Perez would not get out of the first inning for the second consecutive start. He gave up back-to-back singles to start the inning and then, after a double play, added two walks, a single and a balk.

Rangers still need win for AL West title
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Texas Rangers watched as the Oakland A's streamed out of the dugout and put on a wild celebration on the field after clinching their first playoff berth since 2006.

What did manager say to Derek Holland?
ARLINGTON, Texas -- If only we could get a microphone on manager Ron Washington when he trots to the mound to have a chat with starter Derek Holland. The skipper had another "discussion" on Sunday night, after Holland walked Mike Trout with two outs and no one on soon after his team had made up a four-run deficit to give him the lead.

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