The Oakland Athletics have taken control of the AL West in part because of the Texas Rangers’ struggles on their longest homestand of the season.
David Murphy and Adrian Beltre homered in a three-run first inning, Ross Wolf was strong in his first major league start and the Texas Rangers avoided a sweep with a 3-1 victory against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.
Dealing with an injured pitcher is nothing new for the AL West-leading Texas Rangers.
Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer, Alexi Ogando earned his first career win against Oakland and the Texas Rangers took the rubber game with the Athletics 6-2 on Wednesday.
Yoenis Cespedes hit his seventh homer Monday before exiting in the fifth with a stomach bug. Manager Bob Melvin said: “They’re calling it a stomach ailment, they don’t think it’s a stomach virus. They think he should be in good shape to play (Tuesday).”
The Oakland Athletics swept three home games from the Texas Rangers to capture an unlikely AL West crown the last time these teams met heading into Monday night’s opener of a three-game set.
Rutgers University has fired basketball coach Mike Rice after video surfaced showing him physically and verbally abusing his players.
Now at 25 years old, Leonys Martin has to deal with an unenviable burden: replacing Josh Hamilton in the Rangers’ lineup.
Nick Tepesch gave up one run, three hits and two walks in three innings Saturday as a Rangers’ split squad beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3. All but a single came in the third inning.
Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants won the National League batting title with a .336 average, only the fourth catcher to do so in the league’s 137-season history.