— Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano hit two-run home runs in the first two innings and Cole Irvin earned his second straight win as the Oakland A’s capitalized early on Texas’ unorthodox sequence of pitchers, racing to an early nine-run lead on the way...
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— Kyle Gibson couldn't really get comfortable on the mound, and that had nothing to do with new mandatory checks by umpires looking for foreign substances.
The crackdown by Major League Baseball for sticky stuff that pitchers might use to doctor baseballs began with regular checks on Monday.
— Byron Buxton launched an early two-run homer into the second deck, Kenta Maeda earned his first win since May 3 and the Minnesota Twins beat the reeling Texas Rangers 4-2 Sunday for their fourth straight win.
— The Minnesota Twins are getting healthier and will take any break they can get as the two-time defending AL Central champions try to get out of last place in their division.
— The Minnesota Twins are starting to get comfortable in extra innings.
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The Rangers acquired right-hander Dennis Santana from the Dodgers for minor league lefty Kelvin Bautista in a trade Thursday and also designated South Korean pitcher Hyeon-Jong Yang for assignment.
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— José Altuve started this game the same way he ended the one before.
— Houston manager Dusty Baker capped his 72nd birthday in grand fashion, thanks to a slam by Jose Altuve in the 10th inning on Tuesday night.
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— Mookie Betts knows he's struggling. He still homered and scored three runs.
— The Texas Rangers thought it was quite appropriate to end their epic road losing streak with one of their most impressive victories of the season.
— Dodgers manager Dave Roberts got everything he had hoped for.
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— Brock Holt and the Texas Rangers needed just such a send-off before going back on the road, where things have really been difficult for them.
Closer Ian Kennedy, whose last appearance was a 30-pitch outing for the Rangers on Friday, was put on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a mild left hamstring strain.
— Brandon Crawford was in for a special night just by taking the field at shortstop for the San Francisco Giants. His two home runs and a big slam by Mike Tauchman just made the planned postgame champagne toast even sweeter.
The Rangers recalled infielder/outfielder Eli White from Triple-A on Tuesday and designated outfielder/DH Khris Davis for assignment.
There's more than a month until the Midsummer Classic, but voting is now open. Here's our first look at who will make it to Denver.