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Former top prospect Kevin Kouzmanoff picking up slack in ailing…

Former top prospect Kevin Kouzmanoff picking up slack in ailing Rangers offense

CNNSI.com nytimes.com Updated 6 hours ago
With the Rangers' offense ailing, Texas has gotten a boost from an unlikely source: The Crushin' Russian.
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  • Rangers put Scheppers on DL; injury not serious

    Rangers put Scheppers on DL; injury not serious

    ESPN.com MLB.com 44 minutes ago
    Texas Rangers right-hander Tanner Scheppers has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow muscle inflammation.
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  • A's, Doolittle agree to five-year contract

    A's, Doolittle agree to five-year contract

    MLB.com 3 hours ago
    The Athletics have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle on a new five-year contract for the 2014 through 2018 seasons
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  • Bo Porter silent for 17 seconds before answering question about…

    Bo Porter silent for 17 seconds before answering question about Astros blunder

    yahoo.com 4 hours ago
    Most mistakes committed on a baseball field, even mental ones, can be forgiven. Houston Astros manager Bo Porter, even now, probably is testing that statement after what slugger Matt Dominguez pulled Thursday night. Porter's slow burn in the video below…
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  • Behind Max Scherzer and company, Tigers boast MLB's best rotati…

    Behind Max Scherzer and company, Tigers boast MLB's best rotation

    CNNSI.com 7 hours ago
    With defending Cy Young winner Max Scherzer leading it, Detroit's rotation is the envy of baseball.
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  • The Grand Slam: James Shields, Adam Wainwright turn in dominati…

    The Grand Slam: James Shields, Adam Wainwright turn in dominating performances

    yahoo.com MLB.com 16 hours ago
    JAMES SHIELDS STRIKES OUT 12 IN ROYALS WIN: Well, hello there, James Shields. The Kansas City Royals ace had been a bit of a tough-luck loser in 2014, carrying a 0-2 record into Thursday's game despite a 2.37 ERA. It all came together against the Housto…
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  • South Korean MLB Prospect Choi Banned for Doping

    South Korean MLB Prospect Choi Banned for Doping

    nytimes.com ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    Seattle Mariners prospect Choi Ji-man has been suspended for 50 games after the first baseman tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug, Major League Baseball said on Thursday.
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  • Yost challenges, gets call overturned vs. Astros

    Yost challenges, gets call overturned vs. Astros

    MLB.com 22 hours ago
    The Kansas City Royals, who lost a replay challenge to Houston manager Bo Porter Wednesday night, won one Thursday night.
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  • Choo's first Texas home run, small ball key victory

    Choo's first Texas home run, small ball key victory

    MLB.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    Shin-Soo Choo went deep in the second inning, and small ball led by a pair of Leonys Martin sacrifice bunts propelled the Rangers to an 8-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday afternoon.
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  • George Springer joins Astros just in time to help AL ROY candid…

    George Springer joins Astros just in time to help AL ROY candidacy

    CNNSI.com yahoo.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    For rookies like George Springer, an early debut may be crucial to winning hardware at year's end.
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  • Fan runs onto field at Rangers game and shows his thumbs before…

    Fan runs onto field at Rangers game and shows his thumbs before security comes

    yahoo.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    A Dude Fan Bro, possibly under the influence of alcohol, ran onto the field at Globe Life Park (where the Texas Rangers play) in the seventh inning Wednesday night. He ran around the outfield, briefly delaying the Rangers' turn at bat against the Seattl…
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  • Iannetta walks off Angels past A's in 12 innings

    Iannetta walks off Angels past A's in 12 innings

    MLB.com ESPN.com nytimes.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    Chris Iannetta powered a home run over a leaping Craig Gentry and over the center-field fence with two out in the 12th off Drew Pomeranz to give the Angels a 5-4 win over the A's in the series finale Wednesday night.
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  • Martin's two-out hit gives Rangers a walk-off win

    Martin's two-out hit gives Rangers a walk-off win

    MLB.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    The Rangers scored two unearned runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, the game-winner coming on a bloop single by Leonys Martin as Texas rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Mariners on Wednesday night.
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  • Melvin loses replay challenge on hit by pitch

    Melvin loses replay challenge on hit by pitch

    MLB.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    A's manager Bob Melvin challenged plate umpire Tim Timmons' ruling that the Angels' Chris Iannetta was hit in the toe by a Tommy Milone pitch leading off the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday night. After a replay review, the umpires ruled that the…
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  • Homer by Moustakas Lifts Royals Over Astros 6-4

    Homer by Moustakas Lifts Royals Over Astros 6-4

    nytimes.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    Mike Moustakas homered in the 11th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
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  • Video - Rangers Rally Past Mariners 00:45

    Rangers Rally Past Mariners

    Apr 17
    The Rangers beat the Mariners 8-6 for their third straight win.
  • Video - MLB Daily Download: Thursday 04:36

    MLB Daily Download: Thursday

    Apr 17
    Antonietta Collins recaps Wednesday's action from around the league: Hanley Ramirez gets plunked and Masahiro Tanaka continues to dominate.
  • Video - Shields Pitches Royals Past Astros 00:49

    Shields Pitches Royals Past Astros

    Apr 17
    James Shields struck out 12 in the Royals' 5-1 win over the Astros.
  • Video - Astros Call Up Prized Prospect Springer 00:39

    Astros Call Up Prized Prospect Springer

    Apr 16
    Buster Olney discusses the Astros' decision to promote highly touted prospect George Springer.

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