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Through tears of pride and tears of pain, Rangers' Alex Claudio has gone out and done his job
SEATTLE -- It is the ninth inning of what has somehow become a playoff race. Alex Claudio is pitching his 80th inning of the season, something a Rangers reliever hasn't done in nine years. He is working on his third save of more than three outs this season, something a Ranger hasn't done in more tha
Why the Rangers need help from tailspinning Tigers in race for wild-card spot
At 2 games behind the Minnesota Twins in the race for the second wild-card spot in the American League playoffs, the Texas Rangers need help from others. In this case, that is a Detroit team in the midst of a brutal tailspin. Minnesota on Thursday opens a stretch in which it will play seven of its f
Texas Rangers: Regarding Last Night's Loss
As a result of this loss, the Rangers have pushed to 3.5 games back in the American League wild-card standings. However, thanks to Angels losing six straight, the Rangers are head and directly behind Minnesota who has the second wild-card spot. There are only nine games left. Winning their last nine
Instant Replay: Rougned Odor powers Rangers to 8-6 win; Texas within 2.5 games of second wild card spot
Instant replay and observations from the Rangers' 8-6 win over Seattle Wednesday night in front of 15,962 playoff-race crazed fans at Safeco Field: What you need to know: Rougned Odor hit a grand slam to open up a big lead and Alex Claudio got the last six outs as the Rangers held off Seattle and mo
Rangers manager Jeff Banister leaves team to be with ailing mother
OAKLAND, Calif. - Rangers manager Jeff Banister has left the team to return to Texas to be with his mother, Verda, who has experienced complications following surgery earlier in the week. Details of the complications were not disclosed. Steve Buechele will manage the Rangers for at least the final t
Texas Rangers: Can Rougned Odor recover from a horrendous 2017?
The Texas Rangers waited just days before the start of the season to sign Rougned Odor to a 6-year/$49.5 million contract. Odor's deal was particularly unique as Texas tossed in two horses to seal the deal. It was certainly an exciting and entertaining way for both Odor and his team to enter the reg
Rangers' Rougned Odor has had the most meaningless 30-homer season in baseball history
Gerry Fraley, Rangers beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team during a live chat Thursday. Here are some of the highlights: Does Roogie Odor now have the most meaningless 30-homer season in major league history? Rangers 2B Rougned Odor is the '
Here are the tiebreaker scenarios if the Rangers finish deadlocked for the second wild-card spot...
SEATTLE -- With 10 games to play, there is a realistic possibility for a tie for the second wild card and an outside shot at an unprecedented three-way tie. Tie-breakers for seeding in a tie for the second wild card spot are based on head-to-head competition.5 reasons the Texas Rangers will miss the
Rangers to donate 50/50 raffle proceeds for relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria victims
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Rangers will donate the proceeds from its Texas 2 Split 50/50 Raffle on Monday to relief efforts in Puerto Rico to aid victims from Hurricane Maria. The funds will be donated to United for Puerto Rico-Unidos por Puerto Rico, the charity in which Hall of Fame catcher and native
Game #153: Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers
Welcome to one of the last editions of Friday night baseball before we put the 2017 season to bed. In some ways, it feels like Spring Training ended yesterday. In others, it feels like the season has lasted forever. Not to brag, but I do have kind of a win streak going; I think the A's have won my l
Steve Buechele to manage Rangers with Jeff Banister visiting ill mother
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister left the team on Saturday morning to be with his ill mother. Banister's mother, Verda, lives in Clear Lake, Texas. Bench coach Steve Buechele will manage the last two games of the Rangers' series against the Oakland Athletics. The Rangers were o
For the Rangers to make the playoffs, these 10 things need to happen over the next 10 days
With 10 games remaining, the Rangers trail Minnesota by 2.5 games for the second wild card spot. If they are going to catch and pass the Twins, here are 10 things that must happen over the final 10 days: Kick A's: C'mon you did a double take for a minute, didn't you? Well, the Rangers must do what y
Instant Replay: 4-1 loss to A's drops Rangers' tragic number to six; Odor struggles again
Instant replay and observations from the Rangers' 4-1 loss to Oakland Friday night at Rickey Henderson at the Oakland Coliseum: What you need to know: The Rangers went hitless for six at-bat with runners in scoring position - three of them by Rougned Odor - and fell 3.5 games behind Minnesota for th
Texas Rangers: Can Cole Hamels Win Tonight?
The Texas Rangers have eleven games left to play. Winning has never been more crucial. It seems that the Rangers got the message. Just a few days ago, the Rangers were more than 5.0 games behind in the wild-card standings. At that point, the Rangers were in a situation where the Rangers could only p
Rangers OF Carlos Gomez makes national writer's list of MLB's top free agents this offseason
The Texas Rangers organization has seen a handful of familiar faces leave their clubhouse to join new teams this season. It's part of the baseball business. And as the regular season winds down, the time is closing in where fans will have to see players they've cheered on for moths, sometimes years,
Rangers are focused on getting to the playoffs, not the record that gets them there
SEATTLE -- A quick status report on the state of the AL wild card race: The Rangers began play Wednesday with a chance to trim Minnesota's lead to 2.5 games with 11 left to play. And also: With a chance to climb within a game of .500. It doesn't sound right, teams fighting for both .500 and a playof
If he wants it, Rangers owe it to Adrian Beltre to trade him away this winter
SportsDayDFW "Ballzy" podcast hosts Barry Horn and Kevin Sherrington are joined by Texas Rangers insider Gerry Fraley to talk all about Adrian Beltre, Rougned Odor, and roster decisions heading toward 2018. Here are some of the highlights: [14:45 mark] On the relationship between Adrian Beltre and a
Rangers catching prospect wins second Gold Glove
Jose Trevino, the top prospect at catcher in the Texas Rangers' organization, received his second Gold Glove for defensive excellence on Wednesday. Minor League Baseball and Rawlings, a sporting goods company, named Trevino as the top defensive catcher in the minor leagues this season. It is his sec
5 reasons the Texas Rangers will miss the MLB playoffs, like how they wasted Delino DeShields
Down 3.5 games with 12 to play, the Rangers believe they are still in the wild-card race. It remains likely, however, they will come up short. Why? Here are the five principal reasons this will end up as only the second time since 2010 the Rangers won't play past Game No. 162: The bullpen collapsed
Is the 490-foot blast Joey Gallo hit vs. Angels the longest home run he's ever hit in his life?
Joey Gallo of the Texas Rangers recently joined The Ben & Skin Show on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] recently to talk all things baseball. Here are some highlights: Was the 490-foot home run vs. LAA the farthest you've ever hit a HR? Gallo: I'm not really sure. It's tough. Now that they have Statcast, it