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Shin-Soo Choo homered in his third consecutive game, going 1-for-3 in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

Choo broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with his solo blast off of Wei-Yin Chen. The outfielder may be starting to heat up. He's batting .233/.315/.405 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI.
Jul 1 - 9:31 PM

Nick Martinez pitched well against the Orioles but faltered late and lost, giving up four runs (three earned) in 6 2/3 innings on Wednesday.

Martinez had allowed one run on a Jimmy Paredes home run through five innings, but allowed a run on a ground out in the sixth and a two-run home run to J.J. Hardy in the seventh before departing. He allowed seven hits overall with a walk and five strikeouts. Aside from a pair of drubbings suffered in June, Martinez has had a terrific 2015 campaign, sporting a 3.43 ERA with a 1.37 WHIP and a 57/34 K/BB ratio over 97 innings. He'll make a home start versus the Diamondbacks next.
Jul 1 - 9:30 PM

Rougned Odor is out of the Rangers' starting lineup on Wednesday due to a dental issue.

Odor had a dental procedure early Wednesday and wasn't able to eat. Hanser Alberto is starting at second base and leading off for the Rangers on Wednesday evening.
Jul 1 - 4:56 PM

Rougned Odor is absent from the Rangers' lineup Wednesday.

He's just getting a breather. Hanser Alberto is filling in at second base and in the leadoff spot for Odor.
Jul 1 - 2:52 PM

Josh Hamilton is not in the Rangers' lineup Wednesday.

The Rangers are saying he's healthy, so it appears this is just Hamilton being eased back into things. The club is going with Ryan Rua in left field and Leonys Martin in center Wednesday.
Jul 1 - 2:51 PM

Shawn Tolleson allowed a run but still grabbed his 11th save as the Rangers hung on for an 8-6 win against the Orioles on Tuesday.

Tolleson got two quick outs on ground outs, but walked J.J. Hardy. Hardy moved to second on defensive indifference, then Travis snider knocked him in with a single to right field. Tolleson bounced back and struck out Ryan Flaherty to end the game. The right-hander has yet to blow a save in 11 chances and now has a 2.67 ERA with a 34/7 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings.
Jun 30 - 10:11 PM

Colby Lewis struggled but still got the win on Tuesday against the Orioles, allowing five runs (three earned) in six innings.

Lewis was victimized early when Chris Davis launched a two-run home run in the first inning. Davis repeated the performance in the third inning, and Manny Machado hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. The three home runs accounted for half of the hits Lewis gave up on the evening. He walked none and struck out three. The right-hander held the opposition to three earned runs or fewer in all six June starts and now owns a 4.13 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP and a 74/20 K/BB ratio over 100 1/3 innings. Lewis faces the Angels at home next.
Jun 30 - 10:02 PM

Shin-Soo Choo homered in Tuesday's victory against the Orioles, finishing 1-for-4 with a walk.

Choo hit the second of two fifth-inning solo home runs against Miguel Gonzalez. The outfielder has homered in consecutive games, giving him 10 on the season with 34 RBI and a .232/.315/.395 batting line.
Jun 30 - 9:58 PM

Mitch Moreland enjoyed his second consecutive two-homer game, helping the Rangers beat the Orioles on Tuesday.

Moreland also walked in his four plate appearances. He tied the game at two apiece with a two-run home run in the second, then repeated the act in the eighth inning to boost the Rangers' lead to 8-5. Moreland now has 14 home runs, 43 RBI, and a .305/.353/.563 triple-slash line.
Jun 30 - 9:53 PM

Rangers activated OF Josh Hamilton from the 15-day disabled list.

Hamilton went 4-for-12 (.333) with a double and three RBI over four rehab games between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. His hamstring isn't back to 100 percent quite yet, but he's going to try to manage it. The Rangers have talked about using Hamilton in center field, but he's playing left field in his return Tuesday.
Jun 30 - 3:20 PM

Rangers optioned 3B/OF Joey Gallo to Triple-A Round Rock.

Gallo was sent out with Josh Hamilton (hamstring) coming back from the disabled list. The 21-year-old batted .218/.306/.448 with five home runs and a 43/11 K/BB ratio over 98 plate appearances during his first stint in the majors. He has massive long-term potential, but some more time in the minors is the best thing for him right now.
Jun 30 - 3:17 PM

Rangers released RHP Jared Burton.

Burton signed a minor league deal with the Rangers about a month ago and posted a 0.90 ERA and 11/3 K/BB ratio over 10 innings with Triple-A Round Rock. The 34-year-old asked for his release and apparently hopes to find a better opportunity elsewhere.
Jun 30 - 1:42 PM

Wandy Rodriguez earned the win, limiting the Orioles to one run in five innings as the Rangers sealed an 8-1 victory on Monday.

Rodriguez was routed in his most recent start against the Athletics, so Monday's performance was a nice bounce-back effort. The lefty worked around eight hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. He'll carry a 3.91 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and a 61/28 K/BB ratio over 73 2/3 innings into a home start against the Angels next weekend.
Jun 29 - 10:38 PM

Joey Gallo went 1-for-5 with four strikeouts and a three-run triple as the Rangers trampled the Orioles on Monday.

Gallo's all-or-nothing approach continues. His three-run triple came in the seventh, officially turning Monday's win into a laugher. The four strikeouts bring him up to 43 in 98 plate appearances, a 44 percent strikeout rate. Gallo owns a .218/.306/.448 batting line with five home runs and 13 RBI since debuting on June 2.
Jun 29 - 10:32 PM

Adrian Beltre finished 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored as the Rangers pummeled the Orioles on Monday.

Beltre led off the fourth inning with a single and promptly scored on Mitch Moreland's home run. He singled again in the seventh and scored on Joey Gallo's three-run triple. The three-hit effort is the third baseman's first since May 6, but he missed over three weeks starting at the beginning of June due to a thumb injury. Beltre has some work to do to renovate his .255/.287/.391 batting line. He has homered six times and knocked in 20 runs.
Jun 29 - 10:29 PM

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