Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels is a winner in the trade for lefty ace Cole Hamels as he again tries to build a dominant pitching staff.
Hamels brings stability to Rangers
Since going to the World Series in 2012, the Rangers have had major issues with their rotation. The addition of Cole Hamels should go a long way toward fixing those problems.
Colby Lewis went six innings for his 11th victory and the Texas Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the AL East-leading New York Yankees on Wednesday night.
Rangers beat Yanks, end 3-game skid
Rangers RF Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-4, and LF Josh Hamilton went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs in the Rangers' 5-2 win over the Yanks, who have now lost just twice in the last 10 games. Box score
Sources: Rangers get Hamels from Phillies
Sources tell ESPN that Philadelphia has agreed to a deal to send LHPs Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman to Texas for RHP Matt Harrison and five prospects, including catcher Jorge Alfaro. Hamels threw a no-hitter in his last start.
The Texas Rangers agreed to a trade Wednesday night with the Philadelphia Phillies for left-handed ace Cole Hamels, sources told ESPN.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi sidestepped questions about potential trade acquisitions, saying his current roster has "gotten us to this point."
How can Texas land Cole Hamels?
The Rangers could offer a versatile package for Hamels. RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez, C Jorge Alfaro and a strong outfield prospect could tempt the Phillies to send Hamels to Texas. Five potential trades for Hamels (Insider)
Veteran left-hander Wandy Rodriguez has been designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers, who recalled relievers Alex Claudio and Jon Edwards from Triple-A Round Rock.
Will the Phillies ultimately trade Cole Hamels? Jim Bowden identifies five potential suitors who stand the best chance to acquire the left-hander.
No rentals for Rangers?
Texas general manager Jon Daniels told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the team is out of the running for any top-end rental players. Of course, Cole Hamels wouldn't be a rental... MLB rumors roundup
Jim Bowden has five trades that make sense for both sides, including ones involving such names as Ben Zobrist, Starlin Castro and Carlos Gomez.
Everybody scores!!! All The of New York Yankees' starters cross the plate in their 21-5 win over the Texas Rangers. New York has won 13 of last 16.
After giving up five runs in the first inning, the New York Yankees made it up for it real fast.
Final: Yankees 21, Rangers 5
The Yankees spotted the Rangers a 5-0 lead, but they would erase that easily as New York tallied 11 runs in the 2nd inning in the rout. Texas sent 11 to the plate in the 1st inning, but didn't record a hit after that frame. Box score
Rangers turn to position player in 9th
Adam Rosales -- a 2B -- was forced to take the mound for Texas, and Brett Gardner took advantage with a 2-run homer to makes it 21-5. The Yankees' 21 runs are the most by any team in a game this season and it's tied for the 2nd-most that the Rangers have ever allowed. Follow live
Starters don't last long in Arlington
Chris Capuano and Martin Perez both allowed at least 5 runs and recorded no more than 3 outs in tonight's Yankees-Rangers game. The last game in which both starters did that was April 10, 1999 --the Twins' Benj Sampson and the Indians' Dwight Gooden (via Elias). Follow live
Runs keep coming in Arlington
Chris Young smacked a grand slam to put the Yankees up 15-5 over the Rangers. New York has put up huge numbers in just three innings:
- All 9 Yankees have scored a run
- 7 Yankees have recorded an RBI, while 4 have multiple RBIs
- 6 Yankees have a multi-hit game
Yankees score 11 runs in 2nd inning
New York faced an uphill battle trailing 5-0 after the 1st inning. But the Yankees sent 15 batters to the plate in the 2nd and became the first team to score 11 runs in an inning since the Rangers in August 2013. Follow live
Yankees make quick work of deficit
New York found itself down 5-0 after starter Chris Capuano didn't make it out of the 1st inning. But the Yankees scored 6 runs on 7 hits to storm to the lead in the top of the 2nd before recording an out, which ended Texas starter Martin Perez's day. Follow live
Rangers chase Capuano in the 1st inning
Yankees starter Chris Capuano walked 5 batters in the opening inning and gave up 3 hits to spot the Rangers 4 runs --all with 2 outs -- and put an end to his outing. Capuano had issued just 10 walks all season before tonight. Follow live
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