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Derek Holland hurled six innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Rangers' 2-1 defeat of the Indians.

The one run he gave up came on a Jason Kipnis RBI single in the top of the sixth inning. Holland was otherwise excellent, yielding only four total hits -- all singles -- while walking none and whiffing five. The left-hander has put together two very good pitching lines since returning August 23 from a two-month shoulder injury. A start at home against the Astros is next.
Aug 28 - 6:00 PM

Sam Dyson pitched into danger but earned 29th save Sunday versus the Indians.

Dyson gave up a leadoff single to Francisco Lindor in the top of the ninth inning and then issues back-to-back one-out walks to Carlos Santana and Jose Ramirez, but he rallied to strike out Tyler Naquin and then got Abraham Almonte to fly out to end it. Dyson has struggled lately, but his job seems safe for now.
Aug 28 - 5:54 PM

Lucas Harrell (groin) hopes to resume playing catch soon.

"Last few days I’ve made great strides," he said Saturday. "Once I start getting my range of motion back I should be ready to go." Harrell is expected to rejoin the Rangers as a reliever when he's ready.
Aug 28 - 12:28 PM

Carlos Beltran is not in the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

It's a regular day of rest. The Rangers have Adrian Beltre in the designated hitter spot and Jurickson Profar at third base.
Aug 28 - 12:24 PM

A.J. Griffin turned in six shutout innings to beat the Indians 7-0 on Saturday.

He gave up five singles and issued one free pass while punching out six in the stellar effort. His teammates handed him a big early lead and in return he kept the Indians from mounting any sort of challenge. Griffin is now 6-3 with a 4.39 ERA in his first season with the Rangers.
Aug 28 - 12:13 AM

Mitch Moreland crushed a grand slam in the first inning to lead the Rangers over the Indians on Saturday.

The big fly pretty much ended the game before it began as the Indians never did cross the plate all night. Moreland scored a run in the third inning on an Elvis Andrus double. He finished the night 1-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored. He has a .253 batting average with 22 home runs and 55 RBI on the season.
Aug 28 - 12:02 AM

Shin-Soo Choo (forearm) said Saturday that he hopes to make it back for the postseason.

Choo underwent surgery earlier this month to repair a fracture in his forearm and is expected to miss around eight weeks. Going by this timeline, the earliest he could return is October 12. However, he's holding out hope that he could be available for the ALDS, which begins on October 6. "I have a plan, I have a goal, I have the confidence," said Choo. "I still have a chance. I know the [regular] season is over but it’s still not over for 2016. If I hit in seven [weeks], maybe [earlier]." The Rangers signed Carlos Gomez after his injury and have installed him as their regular left fielder.
Aug 27 - 7:15 PM

Jeremy Jeffress will remain on the restricted list while Major League Baseball investigates his recent arrest.

Jeffress was arrested on suspicion of DWI early Friday morning. The Rangers were expected to activate him on Saturday but the league has intervened and now it looks like he'll be out until further notice. In the meantime, Jake Diekman will handle setup work ahead of closer Sam Dyson.
Aug 27 - 5:53 PM

Adrian Beltre homered for the second consecutive game on Friday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Rangers past the Indians.

In fact, Beltre's solo shot in the sixth inning was the only offense that the Rangers could generate in the contest. He finished the night 1-for-1 plus a pair of walks. The 37-year-old is having another terrific season at the plate, slashing .289/.346/.490 with 23 homers and 84 RBI.
Aug 26 - 11:25 PM

Martin Perez was knocked around in Friday's loss to the Indians, surrendering six runs on 10 hits over his 5 2/3 innings.

Perez struck out two and didn't walk a batter in the ballgame. The Indians scratched out a few early runs against him, then scratched out three more in the sixth to put the game away. The left-hander has really struggled this season, compiling a 4.45 ERA and 1.42 WHIP across 163 2/3 innings. He'll look to get back on track on Wednesday against the Mariners.
Aug 26 - 11:25 PM

Rangers recalled LHP Dario Alvarez from Triple-A Round Rock.

He's taking Jeremy Jeffress' spot on the roster with Jeffress going on the restricted list. Jeffress is expected back Saturady, so Alvarez might only be around for a day.
Aug 26 - 4:25 PM

Rangers placed RHP Jeremy Jeffress on the restricted list.

Jeffress was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of DWI. He's expected to be removed from the restricted list and be available on Saturday.
Aug 26 - 4:20 PM

Colby Lewis (lat) is hoping to rejoin the Rangers' rotation on September 3 against the Astros.

Out since late June with a strained right lat, Lewis will make his second and final rehab start with either Double-A Frisco or Triple-A Round Rock on Monday. He surrendered one run on four hits and a walk in 2 2/3 innings for Frisco on Wednesday in his first rehab start.
Aug 26 - 11:28 AM

Rebecca Lopez of WFAA-TV in Dallas reports that Jeremy Jeffress was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of DWI.

No further details are available at this time, but more information should come out later Friday. Worth noting is that Jeffress has been suspended twice in the past for testing positive for marijuana.
Aug 26 - 9:24 AM

Cole Hamels allowed just two hits over eight shutout innings, striking out eight, as the Rangers skunked the Indians 9-0 on Thursday.

Hamels was brilliant, yielding just a pair of singles and not walking a batter in his eight innings. The start was his sixth consecutive quality start and the eighth in a row in which he's allowed three or fewer runs. It shouldn't be surprising, then, that the southpaw is 14-4 with a 2.67 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 26 starts total. Hamels will try to keep rolling Tuesday against the Mariners.
Aug 26 - 12:12 AM


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