Texas manager Ron Washington gave Nelson Cruz the green light on 3-0, then watched the slugger put reliever Bobby Cassevah’s sinker into orbit.
Mike Trout hit an RBI triple in the sixth inning and a tiebreaking two-run single in the seventh, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
Roy Oswalt has signed with the Rangers, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. Oswalt, 34, was 9-10 with a 3.69 ERA with the Phillies last season, but had two stints on the disabled list with a back issue.
Josh Hamilton hit two more home runs, Yu Darvish struck out seven and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-3 in a rain-interrupted game Friday night when C.J. Wilson faced only five batters against his old team.
Albert Pujols hit his fourth homer and Trevor Bell pitched into the fifth inning in a bid to earn the Angels’ No. 5 starter role, leading Los Angeles to a 6-5 victory over the Texas Rangers Sunday.
The Rangers and Angels already seem to be building a potentially epic rivalry in the American League West, and now that C.J. Wilson has switched sides, he seems to have upped the stakes a bit. Some, including myself, would say he went a bit too far.
The Texas Rangers used some aggressive baserunning to score two runs in the ninth inning, rallying for a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday and squaring the World Series at 1-1.
Matt Moore dominated in his second major league start, pitching seven innings of two-hit ball as the improbable Tampa Bay Rays opened the real playoffs with a 9-0 victory over the defending AL champion Texas Rangers on Friday.
Authorities have completed the removal of over 3,500 marijuana plants growing on National Park lands in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Angels rookie first baseman Mark Trumbo homered and drove in four runs to back a solid outing by fill-in starter Matt Palmer as Los Angeles broke out for a 15-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
Eight bald eagles were spotted around lakes in the Inland Empire as part of a monthly count, U.S. Forest Service rangers said Saturday.