Texas Rangers

1st AL West | 92-64
  • Batting Avg
    .263 AVG
  • Runs
    740 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    4.38 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    194 HR
  • Rangers blank A's to book first AL playoff berth
    Reuters

    Rangers blank A's to book first AL playoff berth

    Starter Cole Hamels breezed through seven scoreless innings while Carlos Beltran and Adrian Beltre each homered to allow the Rangers to celebrate a post-season berth with a shutout. The victory secured a second consecutive division title for Texas (91-63), who lost in the American League Division Series a year ago, and fourth in the last seven years.

  • A's lineup: Vogt bumped up, DH; Valencia out
    CSN Bay Area

    A's lineup: Vogt bumped up, DH; Valencia out

    The A's are looking to avoid a sweep at home to the Rangers. Bob Melvin has issued his lineup card for Sunday's series finale.  Texas Rangers 1. Carlos Gomez (R) LF 2. Ian Desmond (R) CF 3. Carlos Beltran (S) DH 4. Adrian Beltre (R) 3B 5. Rougned Odor (L) 2B 6. Jonathan Lucroy (R) C 7. Mitch Moreland (L) 1B 8. Jared Hoying (L) RF 9. Hanser Alberto (R) SS Colby Lewis -- RHP Oakland A's 1. Joey Wendle (L) 2B 2. Stephen Vogt (L) DH 3. Ryon Healy (R) 3B 4. Khris Davis (R) LF 5. Yonder Alonso (L) 1B 6. Marcus Semien (R) SS 7. Bruce Maxwell (L) C 8. Brett Eibner (R) CF 9. Matt Olson (L) RF Jharel Cotton -- RHP

  • Rangers notebook: Derek Holland has successful first outing coming from the bullpen
    SportsDay6 hours ago

    Rangers notebook: Derek Holland has successful first outing coming from the bullpen

    "My whole thing is to perform better," Holland said. "My teammates have been supportive, but we've all got to go out there and do our jobs. I haven't had the kind of year I wanted to have and when you aren't performing, you are going to be in the situation I am." Briefly: The Milwaukee series, which begins Monday, will be a reunion with his old mates for C Jonathan Lucroy. He expects plenty of trash talk with Brewers C Martin Maldonado. "It will be fun, but no matter who is in the other dugout, we have business to take care of," Lucroy said.  -- While Lucroy joked he might threaten to bunt against Garza, who is not a fan of the tactic, 3B Adrian Beltre definitely won't lay one down. He's 11 for