In one inning, Nomar Mazara gave the Rangers the lead, kept the Blue Jays from tying it and showed why he could be baseball's next big thing.
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DeShields seeing playing time diminish
Struggling in the field and on the basepaths in recent games, Delino DeShields is starting to lose the good favor he built up with his hot start last season. SportsDay
Monday's longest home runs
Khris Davis' second homer off Mariners starter Nathan Karns led the way on Monday, while a pair of Cardinals also made some noise in St. Louis.
Fresh off being named the American League's top rookie in April, Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara started making his case for a repeat victory in May.
Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer
Nomar Mazara, AL Rookie of the Month, catches a fly ball in RF a few feet from the foul line and throws out Toronto's Josh Donaldson at the plate to preserve a 2-1 Texas lead.
... Jose Bautista unleashed the bat flip seen 'round the world. What will happen Monday night when the Rangers and Blue Jays meet again?
Lineup: Rangers (14-11) at Blue Jays (12-14)
- 1. Rougned Odor, 2B (L)
- 2. Nomar Mazara, RF (L)
- 3. Adrian Beltre, 3B (R)
- 4. Prince Fielder, 1B (L)
- 5. Ian Desmond, LF (R)
- 6. Mitch Moreland, DH (L)
- 7. Elvis Andrus, SS (R)
- 8. Brett Nicholas, C (L)
- 9. Delino DeShields, CF (R)
- SP: A.J. Griffin, RHP Daily notes
Rangers down one spot
Texas moves from No. 8 to No. 9 in the rankings this week. We're seriously confused as to how the Rangers can have the second-lowest ERA in the AL but the worst K rate and K/BB rate. That's not going to get it done. Week 4 Power Rankings
The Rangers' Yu Darvish, pitching in a game for the first time since his Tommy John surgery last year, threw two scoreless innings in a rehab start for Double-A Frisco.
Kole Calhoun got three hits and drove in two runs as the Los Angeles Angels avoided a series sweep, beating Texas 9-6 Sunday and ending the Rangers' four-game winning streak.
Stanton ripped Saturday's longest HR
Giancarlo Stanton hit the longest homer of the day on Saturday (460 feet). Kevin Pillar had the second longest home run (435 feet), followed by Mitch Moreland (432 feet).
In facing two big challenges -- age, and the American League -- Cole Hamels is digging deep into his pitching repertoire to keep opponents guessing.
Rougned Odor matched a Rangers record with three doubles, Mitch Moreland hit a three-run homer and Texas got a 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.
Ian Desmond continued his batting surge with two hits, including the go-ahead double in a three-run sixth inning, and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Friday night.
Andrus y Pérez guían victoria de Texas sobre Yankees
Elvis Andrus lució al ataque, mientras el zurdo venezolano Martín Pérez fue efectivo en la loma para que los Vigilantes vencieran a los Yankees. Leer
Elvis Andrus had a tiebreaking RBI triple and Texas beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Wednesday night, when former Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez hit his 100th homer in the stadium.
Watch: Yankees (8-11) at Rangers (11-10)
C.C. Sabathia and Martin Perez, looking for his first win of the season for Texas, are on the mound tonight in the teams' rubber match. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN
Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish is scheduled to pitch Sunday for Double-A Frisco, his first minor league rehab start since undergoing Tommy John surgery more than 13 months ago.
Martín Pérez por fin logra devolver la confianza de los Vigilantes
El zurdo venezolano de los Vigilantes de Texas ha logrado recobrar la salud y la confianza para poder demostrarle al equipo que tuvieron razón al contratarlo en el 2013. Leer
CC Sabathia and Martin Perez will take the mound Wednesday night on ESPN. We look at the top stats and trends heading into the matchup.
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