AL West News and Rumors

  • Cruz Homers Twice, Mariners Beat Twins 4-3

    Cruz Homers Twice, Mariners Beat Twins 4-3

    nytimes.com Updated 10 hours ago
    Nelson Cruz homered twice before leaving with left wrist soreness, Jesus Sucre homered for the first time in 14 months and the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Sunday.
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  • Musgrove, 3 Solo Shots Lead Astros Past Angels 4-1

    Musgrove, 3 Solo Shots Lead Astros Past Angels 4-1

    nytimes.com 10 hours ago
    Joe Musgrove pitched seven strong innings, Evan Gattis, Tony Kemp and Tyler White homered, and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 Sunday to snap a three-game slide and keep their playoff hopes alive.
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  • Angels Score 9 Runs in Last 2 Frames to Beat Astros 10-4

    Angels Score 9 Runs in Last 2 Frames to Beat Astros 10-4

    nytimes.com yahoo.com Sep 24 (yesterday)
    At the end of a disappointing season, Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are having a little fun this weekend in Houston.
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  • Sano, Duffey Lead Twins to 3-2 Win Over Mariners

    Sano, Duffey Lead Twins to 3-2 Win Over Mariners

    nytimes.com Sep 24 (yesterday)
    Nelson Cruz's towering two-run home run seemed to give the Seattle Mariners the jolt they needed Saturday night, tying the score with the second-longest homer in the majors this season.
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  • Adrian Beltre tries out for new role on rare off day

    Adrian Beltre tries out for new role on rare off day

    yahoo.com Sep 24 (yesterday)
    On Friday night, the Texas Rangers clinched their second straight AL West title with a 3-0 win over the A’s. That meant it was celebration time in the visitor’s clubhouse at the Oakland Coliseum. It also meant Saturday would be a well deserved off day f…
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  • Rangers blank A's, move closer to home field

    Rangers blank A's, move closer to home field

    MLB.com Sep 24 (yesterday)
    The Rangers went with a makeshift lineup on Saturday, the day after clinching the American League West title, but not every regular could get the afternoon off.
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  • Giles struck on wrist by line drive in BP

    Giles struck on wrist by line drive in BP

    MLB.com Sep 24 (yesterday)
    Astros closer Ken Giles was unavailable to pitch Saturday after being struck on the right wrist by a line drive during batting practice prior to a game against the Angels. He was diagnosed with a right wrist contusion after X-rays came up negative, the …
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  • Five reasons the Rangers could win the World Series

    Five reasons the Rangers could win the World Series

    yahoo.com Sep 24 (yesterday)
    The Texas Rangers became the first American League team and the second team overall — joining the Chicago Cubs — to secure a postseason berth after clinching the AL West on Friday night. The triumph continues a pretty solid run of success for the Ranger…
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  • Rangers start clinch celebration with ginger ale

    Rangers start clinch celebration with ginger ale

    MLB.com Sep 24 (yesterday)
    The Rangers planned Friday's postgame celebration around pitchers Matt Bush and Jeremy Jeffress.
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  • A's hoping Gray returns before season's end

    A's hoping Gray returns before season's end

    MLB.com Sep 24 (yesterday)
    A's right-hander Sonny Gray faced hitters Saturday, taking the next step in what he hopes will be his return to the mound before the season concludes.
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  • AL West Champ Rangers Celebrate, Plan for Another Playoffs

    AL West Champ Rangers Celebrate, Plan for Another Playoffs

    nytimes.com MLB.com Sep 24 (yesterday)
    Colby Lewis obliged his wife when she requested a picture under an AL West champion banner of the four Texas players part of each division title since 2010.
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  • Rangers hoping Choo, Barnette, Jeffress return soon

    Rangers hoping Choo, Barnette, Jeffress return soon

    MLB.com Sep 24 (yesterday)
    The Rangers have clinched the division title, but they still have plenty to do in the final eight games. At the top of the list is finishing with the best record in the American League and having home-field advantage throughout the postseason.
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  • Watch live: Astros hosts Angels in Free Game of the Day

    Watch live: Astros hosts Angels in Free Game of the Day

    yahoo.com MLB.com Sep 24 (yesterday)
    The American League West championship is officially out of reach for the Houston Astros. Without a strong finish, a potential wild card spot will slip through their fingers too. Fortunately for them, they’re set up to gain ground against an opponent the…
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  • Prince Fielder joins Rangers AL West celebration

    Prince Fielder joins Rangers AL West celebration

    yahoo.com Sep 24 (2 days ago)
    The whole Texas Rangers crew was on hand Friday night for their AL West-clinching celebration in Oakland. That even included Prince Fielder, who was forced to leave the team and ultimately retire from baseball in August following neck surgery. Needless …
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  • Paxton sharp as Mariners erupt to keep pace

    Paxton sharp as Mariners erupt to keep pace

    MLB.com nytimes.com Sep 24 (2 days ago)
    Mariners lefty James Paxton took matters into his own hands on Friday with a powerful seven-inning outing, and he got plenty of help from his offense as Seattle topped the Twins, 10-1, to stay in pursuit of an American League Wild Card.
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  • Angels Use 6-Run Ninth to Rally for 10-6 Win Over Astros

    Angels Use 6-Run Ninth to Rally for 10-6 Win Over Astros

    nytimes.com Sep 24 (2 days ago)
    Already eliminated from playoff contention, the Los Angeles Angels quite enjoy playing spoiler.
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  • Video - Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth 00:29

    Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth

    Mar 20
    Clayton Kershaw was hit by Andy Parrino's broken-bat liner in the bottom of the third inning in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the A's. Kershaw remained in the game.
  • Video - Bacon-Loving Rangers Fans Rejoice! 03:33

    Bacon-Loving Rangers Fans Rejoice!

    Mar 18
    ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell discusses the new bacon-related items being offered by the Texas Rangers this season.
  • Video - Future Cloudy For Yu Darvish's Return 02:10

    Future Cloudy For Yu Darvish's Return

    Mar 13
    Stephania Bell explains the unknown of when Yu Darvish will be able to return and whether he can avoid a second corrective surgery down the line.
  • Video - Yu Darvish To Undergo Tommy John Surgery 01:53

    Yu Darvish To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

    Mar 13
    Tim Kurkjian reacts to the news that Yu Darvish's season will end before it even begins as the Rangers' ace will undergo Tommy John surgery.