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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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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.

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Eric Karabell and Derek Carty will get you ready for daily fantasy baseball by offering advice and answering your questions, beginning at 6:15 p.m. ET.

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Rangers by the numbers: Texas within one game of .500

The Texas Rangers extended their winning streak to six games with a 10-8 victory over the Indians on Monday.Texas (22-23) is within one game of .500 since it was 5-6 through games of April 17.

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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