Jonathon Niese outpitched Cole Hamels with six strong innings, ending the Texas left-hander's career-best winning streak at 12 games in Pittsburgh's 9-1 victory over the Rangers on Friday.
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Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer
Jurickson Profar will lead off and play second base for the Rangers jn place of Rougned Odor, who begins his seven-game suspension today for nailing Toronto's Jose Bautista in the jaw with a perfect right hand.
Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer
The Rangers have placed deposed closer Shawn Tolleson on the MLB Family Medical Emergency List . He can stay on the family medical emergency list for a minimum of 3 days to a maximum of 7 days. Tolleson is 0-2 with a 10.13 ERA in 20 games for the Rangers this season.
Lineup: Rangers (27-20) vs. Pirates (27-19)
- 1. Jurickson Profar, 2B (S)
- 2. Ian Desmond, CF (R)
- 3. Prince Fielder, DH (L)
- 4. Adrian Beltre, 3B (R)
- 5. Nomar Mazara, RF (L)
- 6. Ryan Rua, LF (R)
- 7. Mitch Moreland, 1B (L)
- 8. Elvis Andrus, SS (R)
- 9. Bobby Wilson, C (R)
- SP: Cole Hamels, LHP Daily notes
Jurickson Profar will be promoted Friday, and he may be more than a spare part as Rougned Odor serves his suspension.
Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer
I'm not sure if the reduction in Odor's suspension from 8 to 7 games is due to the illegal slide by Bautista or respect for his right hook
Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor started serving his suspension for punching Toronto's Jose Bautista on Friday night against Pittsburgh after the penalty was reduced from eight to seven games.
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Wednesday's longest home runs
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Nomar Mazara hits a moon shot
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Rangers a suitor for Andrew Miller?
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Texas BBQ owner receiving hate after Odor offer
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Some opponents think he's immature, disrespectful or worse. But Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, a young player with an old-school style, has his teammates in his corner.
The Arlington City Council has unanimously approved a master agreement setting forth the public-private setup to build a new stadium for the Texas Rangers.
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