A's manager Bob Melvin successfully challenged a call in the bottom of the fourth inning at Globe Life Park on Friday evening to erase a Rangers' baserunner.
To make room for right-handed pitcher Jerome Williams, who started Friday against the A's, the Rangers moved outfielder Jake Smolinski to the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 22. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Rangers released right-handed pitcher Justin Marks.
The Oakland A's had the highest winning percentage of all 30 MLB teams in the league and held down a 63-38 record Friday entering their game with the Rangers. The Rangers on the other hand, were 40-62 before the game, with the lowest winning percentage in the league.
Calling hockey games turned out to be just one stop for Eric Nadel on the long road from Brooklyn to Cooperstown, N.Y., and baseball's version of immortality as he prepares to receive the Ford C. Frick Award with dozens of family and friends prepared to be there with him.
After a tarp malfunction at Yankee Stadium contributed to the calling of Wednesday night's game, leaving the Yankees with a 2-1 victory over the Rangers after 4 1/2 innings, Major League Baseball released an official statement in response on Thursday.
Colby Lewis delivered his second solid start in as many outings on Thursday afternoon. The Rangers couldn't turn it into a win. Instead, their offense managed just five hits in a 4-2 loss to the Yankees in the Bronx.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi unsuccessfully challenged a ruling at first base in the bottom of the fifth inning of Thursday's series finale against the Rangers.
Rangers reliever Neftali Feliz is back in his role as closer. The right-hander still has to earn the job if he wants to keep it beyond this season.
After losing the finale of their four-game series with the Yankees, 4-2, on Thursday afternoon, the Rangers announced that recently acquired veteran right-hander Jerome Williams will be recalled from Triple-A Round Rock and start on Friday against the A's.
Pitching coach Mike Maddux won't be with the Rangers this weekend. Instead, he will be in Cooperstown, N.Y., with the rest of his family and many more friends to celebrate as his younger brother, Greg, is inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The Rangers have called up pitcher Nate Adcock from Triple-A Round Rock to replace Joakim Soria in the bullpen.
The Rangers have traded reliever Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers for right-handed pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.
Alex Rios was back in the lineup on Wednesday after missing three games with a sprained right ankle. He immediately tested the ankle in the first inning, and ended up provoking a replay review.
Trade talks surrounding Alex Rios were quiet for a few days while he was dealing with a sprained right ankle. But they should pick up again with a week to go before the Trade Deadline now that he was back in the lineup on Wednesday night.
The Rangers are still expecting Nick Tepesch to start on Friday against the Athletics even though he was used in relief in the 14th inning on Tuesday night. Tepesch only threw 12 pitches, but he also had a bullpen session before the game in preparation for Friday's start.