Rangers clinch AL West title

Sep 24, 2016

Rangers clinch AL West title

Adrian Beltre and the Texas Rangers were subdued as they began the celebration, exchanging hugs near the pitcher’s mound at Oakland Coliseum. Things got more raucous in the clubhouse, with cigar smoke and champagne everywhere. The Rangers are getting pretty good at this division ...

Darvish struggles as Rangers lose to A's

Sep 18, 2016

Darvish struggles as Rangers lose to A's

While the Texas Rangers are getting close to clinching another AL West title, their top two pitchers are struggling a bit. Yu Darvish matched a career high allowing seven runs, a night after All-Star lefty Cole Hamels had another subpar outing, and the AL-best ...

Iwakuma matches career high with 15th victory

Sep 10, 2016

Iwakuma matches career high with 15th victory

Hisashi Iwakuma’s 15th win did much more than end his four-game losing streak that dated to mid-August. It also gave Seattle a much-needed lift to start its final West Coast road trip. More importantly, it helped keep the Mariners’ postseason hopes alive and inched ...

Lincecum wins in return to majors

Jun 19, 2016

Lincecum wins in return to majors

The uniform is different. The flowing locks of shaggy brown hair that once protruded from his cap are gone. He’s lost a little zip off his fastball, too. Even so, “The Freak” came back as a force. Tim Lincecum made a winning return to ...

Rangers hurler Lewis takes no-hitter into ninth inning

Jun 17, 2016

Rangers hurler Lewis takes no-hitter into ninth inning

Texas Rangers veteran Colby Lewis, formerly a staff ace for the Hiroshima Carp, took a no-hit bid into the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics before giving up a pair of doubles in his team’s 5-1 win on the road on Thursday. Lewis, who ...

Rangers use homers to rally past A's

Jun 16, 2016

Rangers use homers to rally past A's

The Texas Rangers trailed by five runs against a resurgent All-Star pitcher, and found a way to rally for a win. That’s how things have been going for them lately. Robinson Chirinos and Rougned Odor both homered twice to lead Texas to a 7-5 ...

Tanaka finds groove as Yankees beat A's

May 22, 2016

Tanaka finds groove as Yankees beat A's

With his surgically repaired right elbow no longer throbbing in pain, Masahiro Tanaka is back to pitching the way the Yankees envisioned when they outbid several teams to lure him from Japan two years ago. Tanaka allowed one run over seven innings to get ...

Davis hits three HRs as A's outlast Texas

May 18, 2016

Davis hits three HRs as A's outlast Texas

Khris Davis surprised himself with his first career grand slam, putting the finishing touches on his sensational performance at the plate and a wild ninth inning against Texas. Davis hit a game-ending slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth for his ...

Iwakuma steps up for M's

May 4, 2016

Iwakuma steps up for M's

Hisashi Iwakuma felt the game was on the line when he faced a bases-loaded situation in the second inning. After getting through it unscathed, the offense came alive to give him some breathing room. Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Leonys Martin hit home runs, ...

Apr 28, 2016

BayStars end plan to sign McBride

The Yokohama BayStars have given up on their bid to acquire Matt McBride from the Oakland Athletics’ Triple-A affiliate, it was learned Thursday. The BayStars had reached a broad agreement with McBride, according to club officials, but the deal was scuppered when the 30-year-old ...

Feb 20, 2016

Popular Phillips passes away at 56

Tony Phillips, an infielder and outfielder who made the final defensive play in the Oakland Athletics’ sweep of the Giants during the earthquake-interrupted 1989 World Series, has died. He was 56. Oakland did not provide a cause of death Friday in announcing Phillips’ passing, ...