Joe Blanton allowed one infield single over five scoreless innings and Collin Cowgill hit a three-run homer and a Los Angeles Angels split-squad beat the Texas Rangers 12-1 Wednesday.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was impressed with Paul Maholm’s outing.
The Texas Rangers forced a one-game tiebreaker for the second AL wild-card spot, winning their seventh in a row Sunday when Geovany Soto hit a tiebreaking RBI double and later homered to beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-2.
Joe Nathan feels like the Texas Rangers have been playing elimination games for a week.
Alex Rios had a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh inning, and the Texas Rangers finally gained some ground in the AL wild-card race with a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
Pinch-hitter Jurickson Profar homered leading off the ninth inning, and the Texas Rangers overcame a four-error inning to beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 on Thursday night to keep pace in the playoff chase.
Garrett Richards pitched seven effective innings, and the Los Angeles Angels parlayed three errors and another mammoth home run by Mark Trumbo into five early runs against Derek Holland to beat the Texas Rangers 8-3 Saturday night.
Mark Trumbo hit a three-run homer and C.J. Wilson pitched into the seventh inning to beat the Texas Rangers for the first time, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-5 victory on Friday night.
Adrian Beltre drove in the tiebreaking run in the eighth, Yu Darvish pitched seven solid innings, and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 Tuesday night for their eighth win in nine games.
Adrian Beltre homered, Martin Perez pitched into the seventh inning, and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 Monday night after losing All-Star outfielder Nelson Cruz to a 50-game suspension.
Leonys Martin hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and the Texas Rangers, after trailing four times, pulled out a 14-11 victory over the Los Angeles Angels that took nearly five hours Tuesday night.
Geovany Soto hit a game-ending homer, the second long ball in the ninth inning for Texas off Los Angeles Angels closer Ernesto Frieri, and the Rangers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 win Monday night.
Manny Ramirez didn’t waste any time getting in the swing of things in his latest bid to return to the big leagues.
Manny Ramirez reported to the Texas Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate on Thursday and said he could play as early as Sunday.
The Texas Rangers have signed Manny Ramirez to minor league contract.