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Rapid Reaction: Rangers 7, Red Sox 4

Rapid Reaction from the Boston Red Sox's 7-4 loss to the Texas Rangers, who received a big performance from recently acquired OF Josh Hamilton.

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Hamilton slugs first HR since Rangers reunion

Josh Hamilton homered in his first two at-bats, his first homers since he belatedly began his major league season this week back with Texas, helping the Rangers beat the Bost

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Ex-Rangers top pick Gonzalez to debut Saturday

The Rangers announced they will purchase the contract of right-hander Alex "Chi Chi" Gonzalez on Saturday, when he will make his major league debut against the Red Sox.

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Rangers by the numbers: Rangers drop back-to-back games

The Texas Rangers have lost back-to-back games following a seven-game win streak after falling to the Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Thursday. Eduardo Rodriguez held the Rangers to just three hits over 7 2/3 innings in his major league debut.

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Taylor: Texas OF Hamilton needs fanfare to excel

More than most professional athletes, Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton yearns to please the fans. He needs their adulation. It fuels him like few others, as seen Thursday in his home debut.

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1dRandy Jennings, Special to ESPN.com

Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 5, Rangers 1

Eduardo Rodriguez sparkled in his major league debut, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 victory over the Texas Rangers.

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Red Sox rookie spoils Hamilton's Texas return

Eduardo Rodriguez threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings, becoming the youngest Red Sox starter to win his major league debut on the road since '67, and spoiled Josh Hamilton's first home game back.

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Hamilton confident he can regain All-Star form

Josh Hamilton played his first home game as a member of the Rangers since 2012, and went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a 5-1 loss to the Red Sox.

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Santana, Carrasco lead Indians past Rangers 12-3

CLEVELAND -- Carlos Santana capped and eight-run third inning with a three-run homer, leading the Cleveland Indians past Texas 12-3 on Wednesday to end the Rangers' seven-game winning streak.

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Texas Rangers' Salary: By the Numbers

The Texas Rangers rank 50th of 333 international teams surveyed in an ESPN/SportingIntelligence report revealing the sports franchises that spend the most on their players.

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Tuesday's power rankings

Josh Donaldson became the first player to score five runs in a game in 2015 -- while hitting his sixth career walk-off.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs2146th
Batting Average.24321st
On Base Percentage.31516th
Slugging Percentage.40014th
Earned Run Average4.3525th
Quality Starts2121st
WHIP1.3828th
BAA.26627th

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