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The Texas Rangers and the Danny Santana decison Texas Rangers' second baseman Rougned Odor is expected to return from the I.L. in approximately ten days and that presents a problem for Texas. However, it's a good problem. What do they do with Danny Santana who has exceeded expectations as Odor's sub while he recovers from a sprained knee?

Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers - 4/22/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction The Texas Rangers and the Oakland A's meet in game one of a three game AL West division set from the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Monday night. The Texas Rangers will look to keep their momentum going after winning 6 of their last 7 games following a series victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday afternoon with an 11-10 triumph.

A simple sacrifice fly etches Joey Gallo's name in MLB record books It's good to appreciate the little things, both in life and baseball. The sacrifice fly is far from a rare occurrence in today's MLB, but for Texas Rangers slugger Joey Gallo, it was an elusive accomplishment. Until now, of course.

New season, new look: Significance of Rangers' series win over Astros can be marked by two points ARLINGTON - The Rangers completed their second series win of the season against Houston, reigning American League West champion, with a white-knuckle, what's-wrong-with-Jose-Leclerc win on Sunday at Globe Life Park. To put the Rangers start against the Astros into perspective, consider last season.

PHOTOS: Joey Gallo beats the tag at home, Shawn Kelley doused with Powerade as Rangers top Astros Texas Rangers left fielder Joey Gallo slides safely into home plate as Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos corrals the throw during the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, April 20, 2019.

Joey Gallo finally hit his first sacrifice fly… 5 seasons into his MLB career It took him 1,337 big-league plate appearances, but in the Rangers' game against the Astros, Gallo finally hit a fly ball deep enough to score a runner from third base - his first sacrifice fly. The best part about this was that the Rangers definitely seemed aware of the streak.

Rangers Take Series Over Astros In Nail-Biting Win 11-10 The Texas Rangers got the series win over the Houston Astros on Sunday in a game that was nail-biting in the ninth inning.

12-8 - Rangers avoid laying an egg in 11-10 series-clinching victory over Astros The Easter Bunny even brought us a Joey Gallo sac fly RBI.

Gallo makes rare appearance at cleanup for Rangers Slugger Joey Gallo will start at cleanup with the Texas Rangers for only the seventh time in his career on Sunday against Houston at Globe Life Park. With slumping Nomar Mazara getting a day off, manager Chris Woodward decided to his Gallo fourth to break up the right=handed hitters.

Texas Rangers lineup for April 21, 2019 Texas Rangers lineup for April 21, 2019: Starting pitchers are Shelby Miller for the Rangers and Collin McHugh for the Astros.

Sunday morning Rangers things Evan Grant's game story talks about the Rangers hanging with the Astros so far this season. Evan Grant talks to Joey Gallo and some other Rangers about bat flipping. Rangers pitchers have had high pitch counts early in games this year. Ronald Guzman, on the disabled list with a hamstring strain, could start a rehab assignment on Wednesday.

Hearn is solid, King dominates on the farm tonight Every farm team except Frisco was rained out yesterday, but all four teams were back in action today, with Hickory and Down East both playing seven inning doubleheaders to make out the games that were washed away yesterday. The star from today's games was clearly John King for the Crawdads.

Gallo Goes Deep Again In Rangers' 9-4 Win Over Astros ARLINGTON, Texas - Joey Gallo hit another long home run, Asdrúbal Cabrera accounted for five runs and the Rangers beat the Houston Astros 9-4 on Saturday night in another frustrating start for Gerrit Cole against Texas.

It's only April, but the Rangers have shown they can match Houston punch for punch When the Rangers' homestand ends Sunday, they will know this about the first month of the Chris Woodward Era:. They have stood toe-to-toe with the best the AL West has to offer.

11-8 - Rangers clobber Cole early, cruise to 9-4 win over Astros Sampson didn't get the win himself but he was the benefactor of five first inning Rangers runs which allowed him to soak up 4 1⁄3 innings before the Rangers turned to the bullpen.

Rangers slugger Joey Gallo can appreciate bat-flipping and emotion. He'd just rather not wear fastballs. On Wednesday afternoon, Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox, the AL's top hitter, launched a home run against the Kansas City Royals, turned to his dugout and hurled the bat in the air. The bat hadn't even landed when the video clip started making the rounds in the Rangers' group text stream.

Rangers' rotation still adjusting to a changed game, and these high pitch counts reflect that The Rangers have the wrong kind of 1-2 punch in their starting rotation. They have the two pitchers averaging the most pitches per inning among all MLB starters. With 102 pitches in 3 2/3 innings Friday, Drew Smyly pushed his average pitches per inning total to 23.9 for his 15 innings this season.

Game 19 Game Day Thread - Houston Astros @ Texas Rangers Houston Astros @ Texas Rangers. Saturday, April 20, 2019, 7:05 PM CT. The Ballpark. Gerrit Cole vs Adrian Sampson. Go Rangers!

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Texas Rangers lineup for April 20, 2019 Texas Rangers lineup for April 20, 2019 against the Houston Astros: starting pitchers are Adrian Sampson for Texas and Gerrit Cole for Houston. The Rangers look to rebound from yesterday's loss, and are giving Nomar Mazara a half-day off with a start at DH.

Most disappointing Rangers player thus far, plus trade-block candidates Gerry Fraley, Rangers beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team in a live chat recently. Check out the highlights:. Most disappointing Rangers thus far? Fraley: Rougned Odor, for starting at 7 for 42 with 15 strikeouts before going on the IL.

10-8 - Rangers bats can’t overcome pitching woes in 7-2 series-opening loss to Astros The Rangers couldn't get to Justin Verlander tonight as he went into the fifth inning before he even allowed a hit. Teams don't get to Justin Verlander very often.

Why it's 'extremely unlikely' for Elvis Andrus to opt out of his Rangers contract Gerry Fraley, Rangers beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team in a live chat recently. Check out the highlights:. How likely is it that Elvis Andrus decides to opt out of his contract? Fraley: Extremely unlikely.

Chris Woodward is eager to see how Rangers stack up in measuring-stick series against Astros It'll be how we execute and how we perform.'' When the Astros loaded up the truck and pulled out of Globe Life after losing a three-game series to the Rangers earlier this month, they were 2-5. Manager A.J. Hinch cared not a whit after his club's record after only four percent of the season.

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