AL West News and Rumors
Cruz Homers Twice, Mariners Beat Twins 4-3nytimes.com Updated 10 hours agoNelson 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.Share Tweetnytimes.com 10 hours agoJoe 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.Share TweetAt the end of a disappointing season, Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are having a little fun this weekend in Houston.Share Tweet
Sano, Duffey Lead Twins to 3-2 Win Over Marinersnytimes.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.Share Tweetyahoo.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…Share Tweet
Rangers blank A's, move closer to home fieldThe 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.Share TweetAstros 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 …Share Tweetyahoo.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…Share Tweet
Rangers start clinch celebration with ginger aleThe Rangers planned Friday's postgame celebration around pitchers Matt Bush and Jeremy Jeffress.Share Tweet
A's hoping Gray returns before season's endA'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.Share TweetColby 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.Share Tweet
Rangers hoping Choo, Barnette, Jeffress return soonThe 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.Share TweetThe 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…Share Tweetyahoo.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 …Share TweetMariners 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.Share Tweetnytimes.com Sep 24 (2 days ago)Already eliminated from playoff contention, the Los Angeles Angels quite enjoy playing spoiler.Share Tweet
Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of ToothMar 20Clayton 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.
Bacon-Loving Rangers Fans Rejoice!Mar 18ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell discusses the new bacon-related items being offered by the Texas Rangers this season.
Future Cloudy For Yu Darvish's ReturnMar 13Stephania 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.
Yu Darvish To Undergo Tommy John SurgeryMar 13Tim 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.