Jered Weaver starts on extra rest as as the Angels try to lock down the league's best record and home-field advantage. Meanwhile, the Rangers look to Colby Lewis to extend their winning streak.
The Rangers extended their winning streak to seven games with a 12-3 victory over the Angels on Friday night at Angel Stadium. Lisalverto Bonilla earned his second victory in his second Major League start, holding the Angels to two runs in five innings.
Robinson Chirinos had his left foot on home plate, which might have caused C.J. Cron to slide around him and try to scrape home plate with his left hand, but umpires deemed he was not in violation of Rule 7.13.
The Rangers' two most prominent free agents this winter will be outfielder Alex Rios and pitcher Colby Lewis.
Adrian Beltre achieved a significant milestone in Thursday afternoon's 7-2 victory with a first-inning single off of Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray. It was the 2,591st hit of Beltre's career, passing Vladimir Guerrero for the most hits by a native of the Dominican Republic.
The Rangers have a lot of questions for next season. Second base may not be one of them, as Rougned Odor has handled himself well at the plate, improved significantly on defense and impressed people with the fire that he plays with as a rookie.
Almost two weeks after he abruptly resigned without explanation, former Rangers manager Ron Washington broke his silence in a brief, apologetic statement Thursday, saying only that he left the team because he "was not true" to his wife, Gerry.
Texas scored four in the first to help complete a three-game sweep with a 7-2 victory over the A's on Thursday afternoon at O.co Coliseum. Jake Smolinski went 4-for-5 with an RBI in the Rangers' sixth straight win.
During a nightmare of a ninth inning for the A's at the Coliseum on Wednesday night, a pair of challenges both went the Rangers' way.
J.P. Arencibia hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning that helped lift the Rangers to a 6-1 victory over the Athletics on Wednesday night. The Rangers' six-run ninth stretched their winning streak to five games and also helped the Angels clinch the AL West title.
Wednesday night's game between the A's and Rangers was delayed for nearly 10 minutes between the fifth and sixth innings as Mark Ripperger replaced Kerwin Danley as the plate umpire.
Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo underwent ankle surgery on Wednesday. It's the latest sign that right fielder Alex Rios most likely won't be back with the Rangers next season.
Eight years ago, when general manager Jon Daniels was considering Ron Washington to be the Rangers' manager, he sought the counsel of other GMs around the Majors. Daniels is in that same mode now as he begins the search for Washington's permanent replacement.
Jake Smolinski hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning -- his first big league homer -- to get the Rangers started and they went on to a 6-3 victory over the Athletics at the Coliseum on Tuesday night.
The Rangers have promoted Minor League special assignment coach Brian Dayett to the Major League coaching staff. He has Parkinson's Disease and the promotion allows him to be covered by Major League health insurance through Opening Day.