MIAMI (AP) — Rookie Charles Leblanc hit a pair of RBI doubles during an eight-run burst in the fifth inning and the Miami Marlins beat the Texas Rangers 10-6 Monday night for a split of their doubleheader.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Willie Calhoun, the Texas Rangers’ primary acquisition in the 2017 deadline trade that sent Yu Darvish to the Los Angeles Dodgers, was designated for assignment on Sunday.
Calhoun, 27, had been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock early last month after hitting .136 in 18 games with one home run and two RBI and then requested a trade.
Los Angeles Angels (74-83, fourth in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (58-99, fifth in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Wednesday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Janson Junk (0-1, 3.75 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 5 strikeouts) Rangers: Taylor Hearn (6-5, 4.36 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 90 strikeouts)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rookie Andy Ibanez’s two-run single highlighted a four-run second inning for Texas and fellow rookie A.J. Alexy won for the third time in four career starts as the Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 on Tuesday night to stave off their 100th loss for a second consecutive game.
Los Angeles Angels (74-82, fourth in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (57-99, fifth in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Tuesday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Packy Naughton (0-3, 5.23 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, 12 strikeouts) Rangers: A.J.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Shane Baz pitched two-hit ball for five innings to win his major league debut and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays cut Toronto’s lead in the wild-card chase, holding off the Blue Jays 6-4 on Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Maligned for poor defense and a bat that failed to fulfill promise for long stretches, Gary Sánchez impresses the Yankees with resilience.
With New York reeling after consecutive blowouts, Sánchez sparked a revival with an early go-ahead home run.
Texas Rangers (55-94, fifth in the AL West) vs. New York Yankees (83-67, fourth in the AL East)
New York; Monday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: A.J. Alexy (2-0, 3.68 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 14 strikeouts) Yankees: Nestor Cortes Jr.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A.J. Alexy managed to follow up his outstanding major league debut with something even better. Two starts into his career with Texas, the confident, rangy right-hander has made history by throwing 11 scoreless innings of two-hit ball.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A.J. Alexy won his major league debut pitching one-hit ball through five shutout innings while DJ Peters, Leody Taveras and Nick Solak homered in consecutive innings as the Texas Rangers hung on to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Monday.