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Grounds crew members unroll the tarp during a sudden rainstorm in the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Texas Rangers and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
A rain delay and a confusing aftermath gave the Yankees a 2-1 victory Wednesday against the Rangers at the Stadium, where a crowd of 37,585 fans exited soaked and confused.
In a story that could only happen to the 2014 woebegone Rangers, on Wednesday they lost a game to the grounds crew and got a head start on next year.
Members of the grounds crew struggle with the tarp during a fifth-inning rain delay between the Yankees and the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
The bottom line Tuesday night is that the Texas Rangers put themselves in position to use Joakim Soria with a lead, and he couldn't close out the win in the 13th inning.
JULY 14: Koji Uehara of the Boston Red Sox with Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers during the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Target Field on July 14, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Oh, hey, lookie there! Geovany Soto came off the disabled list... unfortunately, he saw his shadow , which means 6 more weeks of spiritual winter.
Our good friend Sam Onoda from NHK Broadcasting went through the painstaking task of translating Yu Darvish's comments last week at the All-Star Game to the Japanese media into English for the Rangers beat writers.
I would guess there would be a lot of other contributing factors , but is there an appreciable difference in injuries in recent years between the US and Japan? The Los Angeles Angels won't limit Garrett Richards' workload down the stretch this season, especially with the Oakland Athletics squarely in their sights.
Nick Martinez #22 of the Texas Rangers pitches in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 1, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Matt Pelc is editor for the Detroit Tigers blog Motor City Bengals . His opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the Detroit Free Press nor its writers.
Jul 21, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; Texas Rangers left fielder Jake Smolinski is greeted by teammates after scoring against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium.
Miles Mikolas: 0-2, 7.53 K/9, 1.88 BB/9, .431 BABIP, 43.7% LOB, 4.12 FIP, 3.72 xFIP, 0.2 WAR - Last three starts: 16 runs allowed in 14.1 innings Shane Greene: 2-0, 7.90 K/9, 3.29 BB/9, .200 BABIP, 71.4% LOB, 3.65 FIP, 3.63 xFIP, 0.3 WAR - Two career starts: 2 runs allowed in 13.1 innings Thoughts : Miles Mikolas has perhaps the worst rate stats of ... (more)
Jul 20, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera hits a home run in the seventh inning during a game against the Texas Rangers at Rogers Centre.
Sep 24, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto talks to starting pitcher Yu Darvish on the mound in the first inning of the game against the Houston Astros at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Are you one of the last remaining holdouts? When your friends talk about re-signing Jon Lester, do you just smile and nod? Can you not look at talk of a six-year contract without feeling physically ill? Do visions of nine-digit numbers keep you up at night? I was in the same boat not long ago.
Updated: Thu Jul 24, 2014 06:48 am
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