The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly offered free agent Pitcher Roy Oswalt a contract, according to a tweet by Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports.
C.J. Wilson really wanted to pitch against the Texas Rangers, so much so that he became the first major leaguer since 2002 to start consecutive games.
A person familiar with the planning tells The Associated Press that Ivan Rodriguez plans to announce his retirement Monday.
The Los Angeles Angels were OK with Ervin Santana pitching to Texas. The Rangers didn’t want Matt Harrison facing their AL West rival.
The St. Louis Cardinals won a remarkable World Series they weren’t even supposed to reach, beating the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7 on Friday night with another key hit by hometown star David Freese and six gutty innings from Chris Carpenter.
Fifty-one years ago, Major League Baseball’s American League added two franchises, including the Washington Senators, who were replacing a team that went by that exact name from 1901-60 before moving to Minnesota and becoming the Twins. The Senators II did not inhabit the nation’s capital for nearly as long as their predecessor, however, re-branding as the Texas Rangers in 1972. Regardless of what they have been called, the Senators/Rangers had never reached the World Series until last season, when they lost to a Giants team that had gone title-less since 1954, when it called New York home.
David Freese homered to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning as the St. Louis Cardinals forced the World Series to a Game 7 by rallying from two-run deficits against the Texas Rangers in the 9th and 10th on Thursday.
Mike Napoli hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning against Marc Rzepczynski, and the Texas Rangers rallied from a two-run deficit to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Monday night and take a 3-2 World Series lead.
Pujols hit three impressive home runs to tie the World Series record, amassing five hits and six RBIs Saturday night as the St. Louis Cardinals romped past the Texas Rangers 16-7 for a 2-1 edge.
On the sport’s biggest stage Thursday night, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers remained deadlocked for practically nine rounds of riveting World Series play. And in a Fall Classic affair where one swing threatened to flip the outcome at any time, the American League’s entry overcame eight innings of offensive ineptitude to eke out a 2-1 win with a pair of runs during the game’s final frame.
David Freese hit an early three-run homer and manager Tony La Russa turned again to his brilliant bullpen for seven sturdy innings as the St. Louis Cardinals captured their 18th pennant with a 12-6 victory over the bumbling Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday night.
Doug Fister delivered another strong start in a game Detroit needed and Miguel Cabrera homered and hit a tiebreaking double to lead the Tigers past the Texas Rangers 5-2 Tuesday night in Game 3 of the AL championship series.
Game 2 of the AL championship series has been postponed because of rain.
Adrian Beltre hit three straight home runs and the Texas Rangers powered themselves back into the AL championship series, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Tuesday to win their playoff matchup.
Colby Lewis outpitched All-Star David Price, Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer and the defending AL champions survived a shaky night from the bullpen to hold off the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Monday night in Game 3 of their postseason series.