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2016 Schedule
56-42, 1st in AL West
Beltre blows game wide open with homer (0:22)

Lineup: Rangers (55-42) at Royals (48-47)

  • 1. Jurickson Profar, DH (S)
  • 2. Nomar Mazara, RF (L)
  • 3. Ian Desmond, CF (R)
  • 4. Adrian Beltre, 3B (R)
  • 5. Rougned Odor, 2B (L)
  • 6. Elvis Andrus, SS (R)
  • 7. Mitch Moreland, 1B (L)
  • 8. Robinson Chirinos, C (R)
  • 9. Delino DeShields, LF (R)
  • SP: Cole Hamels, LHP
  • Daily notes

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Giants, Rangers breaking down

The San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers lead the NL West and AL West divisions, respectively, but they've played like cellar-dwellers so far in the second half.

Lineup: Rangers (55-41) at Royals (47-47)

  • 1. Delino DeShields, LF (R)
  • 2. Jurickson Profar, DH (S)
  • 3. Ian Desmond, CF (R)
  • 4. Adrian Beltre, 3B (R)
  • 5. Rougned Odor, 2B (L)
  • 6. Ryan Rua, 1B (R)
  • 7. Elvis Andrus, SS (R)
  • 8. Nomar Mazara, RF (L)
  • 9. Bobby Wilson, C (R)
  • SP: Yu Darvish, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Rangers' deadline status: buyers

The Rangers' focus is on both starting and relief pitching, and they've been heavily involved in talks with the Rays, Jim Bowden writes. However, a deal might not get done unless Texas is willing to part with Jurickson Profar or Joey Gallo. Trade deadline objectives (Insider)

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All-Time #MLBRank: No. 21 Alex Rodriguez

A-Rod is chasing the all-time home run record and is just four away from becoming the fourth player in major league history with 700 home runs. Rodriguez is already equal with a member of that lofty club in one regard: only he and Hank Aaron have had 15 seasons with at least 30 homers. Nos. 30-21

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

My cohort Jim Bowden reported that Texas got shut down when it asked on Chris Archer. But the Rangers just had 3 scouts watching him, Matt Moore & Jake Odorizzi. Which seems like more than normal due diligence.

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Profar to see more time at first?

With Prince Fielder facing the prospect of season-ending surgery, Jurickson Profar's playing time at first base is likely to increase moving forward. Dallas Morning News

Stats & Info

Break did no good for Giants, Rangers

Texas and San Francisco were the best teams in the AL and NL, respectively, before the All-Star break. Now, they're among the worst in the majors since.

Rangers' shopping list (2:58)
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Things haven't come easy for the Rangers

You wouldn't know it by their 55-40 record, but the Rangers have had one of the toughest schedules in baseball in 2016. Strength-of-schedule breakdown (Insider)

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3dKeith Law

Midseason top five MLB farm systems update

With new amateur talent from the draft and Latin America signed up, Keith Law pegs which MLB organizations now have the best talent down on the farm.

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Would the Rangers trade for Lucroy?

Robinson Chirinos is back in the lineup after fracturing his right forearm in the beginning of the season. Would Texas still pursue the Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy, though? Trade possibilities for Lucroy

Nolan Ryan the most overrated pitcher ever? (2:13)
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All-Time #MLBRank: No. 50 Nolan Ryan

Ryan is baseball's all-time strikeout leader with 5,714, 839 more than any other player. His seven no-hitters are also the most all time, three more than any other player. An eight-time All-Star, Ryan has his jersey retired by three different teams (Angels, Astros, Rangers). Nos. 50-41

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2639th
On Base Percentage.32117th
Slugging Percentage.42712th
Earned Run Average4.4824th
Quality Starts5110th

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