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Hamilton Back With Rangers, Ready to Get Back on Field

Hamilton Back With Rangers, Ready to Get Back on Field

nytimes.com MLB.com deadspin.com Updated 4 hours ago
Josh Hamilton knows he never was the player the Los Angeles Angels wanted and expected him to be.
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  • Rasmus Drives in 3, Astros Beat Padres 9-4 for 4th Straight

    Rasmus Drives in 3, Astros Beat Padres 9-4 for 4th Straight

    nytimes.com 4 hours ago
    Colby Rasmus homered and drove in three runs as the surprising Houston Astros beat the San Diego Padres 9-4 Monday night for their fourth straight victory.
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  • Walker Has Solid Start for Mariners in 3-1 Win at Rangers

    Walker Has Solid Start for Mariners in 3-1 Win at Rangers

    nytimes.com 6 hours ago
    Taijuan Walker pitched seven solid innings, Nelson Cruz had an RBI single against his former team and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 in a rain-delayed series opener Monday night.
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  • Hinch leads Astros into familiar territory

    Hinch leads Astros into familiar territory

    MLB.com 8 hours ago
    This week's series against the Padres marks a homecoming of sorts for Astros manager A.J. Hinch, who spent four years with San Diego before being hired by Houston at the end of last season.
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  • The week ahead: What's wrong with Nationals, Mariners, Indians?

    The week ahead: What's wrong with Nationals, Mariners, Indians?

    ESPN.com 13 hours ago
    The week ahead: What's wrong with Nationals, Mariners, Indians?
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  • Adrian Beltre Sent Garrett Richards An Invoice For His Broken B…

    Adrian Beltre Sent Garrett Richards An Invoice For His Broken Bats

    deadspin.com yahoo.com 16 hours ago
    Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre got worked over pretty good by Angels starter Garrett Richards on Friday night. Beltre faced Richards three times in six innings, and ended up with nothing more than three broken bats to show for it.Read more...
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  • Diverted by storm, Mariners endure bumpy flight to Texas

    Diverted by storm, Mariners endure bumpy flight to Texas

    MLB.com 19 hours ago
    After a turbulent flight and a late-night diversion to San Antonio due to heavy thunderstorms in Texas, the Mariners' charter plane from Seattle arrived at Love Field in Dallas at about 3:30 a.m. CT on Monday
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  • NL Teams Experimenting With Pitchers Hitting 8th

    NL Teams Experimenting With Pitchers Hitting 8th

    nytimes.com Apr 27 (yesterday)
    Amid a testy start to the season โ€” looking at you, Bryan Price; also you, Royals, White Sox and Athletics โ€” comes a bit of managerial creativity sure to put a smile on the face of any innovative Strat-O-Matic player.
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  • Gattis leads Astros as they sweep A's

    Gattis leads Astros as they sweep A's

    MLB.com nytimes.com Apr 26 (yesterday)
    Designated hitter Evan Gattis drove in four runs, including two in the ninth against closer Tyler Clippard, to guide the Astros to a series-sweeping 7-6 victory over the A's at the Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.
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  • Angels waiting on Hamilton-trade-to-Texas announcement

    Angels waiting on Hamilton-trade-to-Texas announcement

    MLB.com Apr 26 (yesterday)
    No announcements were expected as of late Sunday afternoon, more than 48 hours after news first broke that the Angels and Rangers had a deal in place to send Josh Hamilton back to Texas. But neither side expects any hiccups. The trade could be finalized…
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  • Mauer's two-run triple sinks Mariners in 11 innings

    Mauer's two-run triple sinks Mariners in 11 innings

    MLB.com Apr 26 (yesterday)
    Joe Mauer's two-run triple in the 11th inning provided the winning runs as the Twins earned a 4-2 win over the Mariners in the rubber game on Sunday at Safeco Field. Seth Smith went deep for Seattle.
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  • LEADING OFF: Astros Go for 1st Sweep vs. A's, Volquez Active

    LEADING OFF: Astros Go for 1st Sweep vs. A's, Volquez Active

    nytimes.com Apr 26 (2 days ago)
    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:
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  • Twins ride timely hitting, Escobar's HR to even series

    Twins ride timely hitting, Escobar's HR to even series

    MLB.com nytimes.com Apr 26 (2 days ago)
    The Twins took advantage of shaky defense by the Mariners and made the most of their run-scoring opportunities to beat Seattle, 8-5, on Saturday night before 33,566 at Safeco Field. Minnesota knocked Mariners starter James Paxton out of the game in the …
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  • Bases-loaded RBIs from Pujols, Cron put away Rangers

    Bases-loaded RBIs from Pujols, Cron put away Rangers

    MLB.com nytimes.com Apr 26 (2 days ago)
    C.J. Cron lined a two-run single with two-out in the sixth inning that lifted the Angels to a 4-1 victory over the Rangers on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.
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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.

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    Apr 28
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    Apr 27
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    Apr 23
    FC Barcelona wing Mario Hezonja will declare for the 2015 NBA draft, his agent Arn Tellem told ESPN.com.
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    Apr 23
    Indiana Hoosiers freshman James Blackmon Jr. will return to school instead of entering the NBA draft.