Go, Adrian! Beltre blast in 9th topples Tribe

Go, Adrian! Beltre blast in 9th topples Tribe

CLEVELAND -- Adrian Beltre's 450th home run could not have come at a better time, as the third baseman's solo shot off Indians closer Cody Allen in the top of the ninth proved to be the difference in the Rangers' 2-1 win on Tuesday at Progressive Field.

Beltre's 103-mph home run traveled a projected 401 feet per Statcast™ and broke a 1-1 tie that had held since the fifth inning. It was the second time in four days Allen had allowed a go-ahead home run, with the first coming from Twins second baseman Brian Dozier.

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William Kosileski is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland who covered the Rangers on Tuesday.

Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and listen to his podcast.

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Ross sparkles in bounceback, stymies Tribe

Ross sparkles in bounceback, stymies Tribe

CLEVELAND -- After missing nearly the entire 2016 season and undergoing thoracic outlet syndrome surgery in October, Rangers starter Tyson Ross made just his third start this season on Tuesday night, and it was the right-hander's strongest start since 2015.

Although he was credited with a no-decision, Ross spun six scoreless innings and allowed just one run on two hits and a pair of walks to help the Rangers defeat the Indians, 2-1, at Progressive Field.

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Cashner set to rejoin Rangers, start series finale

Cashner set to rejoin Rangers, start series finale

CLEVELAND -- Rangers manager Jeff Banister announced before Tuesday's game against the Indians that right-hander Andrew Cashner will be activated from the disabled list on Thursday to start the series finale between the two clubs at Progressive Field.

Cashner -- who was placed on the 10-day DL with a left oblique strain on June 17 -- will make his first start since June 14. After he threw 41 pitches in a bullpen session on Saturday, Cashner threw another bullpen side on Monday.

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William Kosileski is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Darvish eyeing 12th quality start vs. Indians

Darvish eyeing 12th quality start vs. Indians

Rangers ace Yu Darvish is set to square off against Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer in the third game of four between the two clubs on Wednesday night at Progressive Field.

Darvish is coming off one of his strongest outings of the season, during which he battled with Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka for seven frames before leaving the game with tightness in his right triceps on Friday. Darvish took a no-decision after throwing seven scoreless innings of two-hit, no-walk ball with 10 strikeouts.

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William Kosileski is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Ragans featured in duel of the day

Ragans featured in duel of the day

Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action:

Hitter to watch: Jorge Mateo (Yankees' No. 4), Trenton vs. Richmond (7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

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Hamels has mixed results in 4 1/3-inning return

Left-hander activated before Monday's game, tagged for 7 runs

Hamels has mixed results in 4 1/3-inning return

CLEVELAND -- Rangers starter Cole Hamels took the mound on Monday for the first time since April 26. Unfortunately for the left-hander, his return to the Majors after missing nearly seven weeks with an oblique injury didn't go quite as planned.

The Rangers activated Hamels from the 10-day DL to start the series opener, but Hamels lacked command in the 15-9 loss to the Indians from the get-go, and was ultimately charged with seven runs on eight hits, four walks and a wild pitch in 4 1/3 innings.

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William Kosileski is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Beltre hits 3-run HR, Rangers touch his head

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Beltre hits 3-run HR, Rangers touch his head

Years from now (hopefully 50 or so), when Adrian Beltre finally hangs up his spikes and enters through the doors of Cooperstown, he'll be remembered for many things. His defense, his power, his longevity and his soon-to-be 3,000 hits. But mostly, we'll remember him for his absolute revulsion for getting touched atop his head.

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Rangers overwhelmed by Tribe rally in loss

Rangers overwhelmed by Tribe rally in loss

CLEVELAND -- After trailing by as many as seven runs early, the Indians scored 12 runs in three innings to defeat the Rangers, 15-9, in the series opener on Monday at Progressive Field.

Seven Indians had at least one RBI in the game, with Francisco Lindor, Carlos Santana and Lonnie Chisenhall each driving in three runs. It marked the first time the Indians overcame a deficit of at least seven runs in a win since April 17, 2012, against the Mariners.

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William Kosileski is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland who covered the Rangers on Monday.

Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and listen to his podcast.

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Napoli brings party back to Progressive

Rangers DH presented with warm welcome, AL Championship ring prior to series opener

Napoli brings party back to Progressive

CLEVELAND -- Before the Indians and the Rangers played their series opener on Monday at Progressive Field, several fans that showed up to the ballpark sported "Party At Napoli's" T-shirts. One fan in the right-field seats even held up a sign that read, "We Still Party."

The shirts and sign were an homage to Rangers designated hitter Mike Napoli, who made his return to Cleveland after a career year with the Indians last season during which he helped lead them to an American League championship.

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Hernandez spins gem for Down East

Hernandez spins gem for Down East

After hitting .097 in 14 games with the Brewers, Lewis Brinson was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs and immediately got back on track.

The No. 13 overall prospect was a perfect 4-for-4 and nearly hit for the cycle as Colorado Springs topped Omaha 14-3 on Monday night.

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Bush steps up with confidence-boosting save

Closer puts recent struggles aside, slams door in 9th to seal Rangers' victory

Bush steps up with confidence-boosting save

NEW YORK -- This was a big-time save considering the circumstances.

Matt Bush has had his struggles lately. But on Sunday afternoon in the Bronx, the Rangers needed their closer to step up, and he did just that. Texas was in danger of losing a game they once led, 7-0, but Bush slammed the door for a 7-6 victory at Yankee Stadium.

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T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Rangers ride 3 HRs, hold off Yanks in finale

Rangers ride 3 HRs, hold off Yanks in finale

NEW YORK -- Adrian Beltre, Shin-Soo Choo and Drew Robinson cracked home runs to send Michael Pineda to an early exit, and the Rangers held on to defeat the Yankees, 7-6, on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

Taking the mound following the 71st annual Old-Timers' Day festivities, Pineda served up a season-high three homers as Texas grabbed two of three games in the weekend series, sending the reeling Yankees to their 10th loss in 12 games.

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Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.

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Robinson homers for 1st hit in 'special moment'

Prospect could get extended stay on Rangers' roster

Robinson homers for 1st hit in 'special moment'

NEW YORK -- Rangers infielder Drew Robinson brought his newfound home run stroke to Yankee Stadium on Sunday. Now Texas is going to decide if he is going keep it here in the Major Leagues.

Robinson launched his first Major League hit with a fourth-inning home run off of Yankees starter Michael Pineda, one of three hit by the Rangers in a 7-6 victory in the Bronx.

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T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

20 years ago, Pudge nearly a Yankee

Hall of Fame catcher interceded on trade to New York in 1997

20 years ago, Pudge nearly a Yankee

NEW YORK -- The Yankees held Old Timers' Day on Sunday and Ivan Rodriguez was not there. His time with the Yankees amounted to 33 games in 2008.

It could have been much more. Rodriguez almost became another Yankees legend with his own plaque in Monument Park next to fellow catchers Bill Dickey, Thurman Munson and Yogi Berra.

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T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Texas intrigued by possibility of Sadzeck in 'pen

Rangers' No. 10 prospect has mostly been used as starter in Double-A

Texas intrigued by possibility of Sadzeck in 'pen

NEW YORK -- The Rangers are going to take a look at right-hander Connor Sadzeck as a reliever.

Sadzeck, the Rangers' No. 10 prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, has been used mainly as a starter at Double-A Frisco, where he is 4-5 with a 5.11 ERA. He also has 83 strikeouts in 68 2/3 innings, and he is one of the hardest throwers in the system.

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T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Pitching, power help Rangers corral Yankees

Pitching, power help Rangers corral Yankees

NEW YORK -- Rangers rookie right-hander Austin Bibens-Dirkx held the Yankees to one run in seven innings and was backed by home runs from Carlos Gomez and Robinson Chirinos in an 8-1 victory on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

Aaron Judge's 26th home run provided the only run for the Yankees, as starter Luis Cessa took the loss. Cessa allowed three runs in five innings while continuing to fill in for injured left-hander CC Sabathia. The Yankees, despite winning the series opener on Friday, have lost nine of their last 11 games.

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T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.

Matthew Martell is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York and covered the Yankees on Saturday.

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Bibens-Dirkx continues to give teams fits

Rangers' 32-year-old rookie puts his experience to good use

Bibens-Dirkx continues to give teams fits

NEW YORK -- Pitching coach Doug Brocail had some words of encouragement for Rangers starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx before his start on Saturday against the Yankees.

"Don't worry, you're going to have a good day," Brocail told him before the Rangers' 8-1 victory at Yankee Stadium.

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T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Rangers may finally start getting staff in place

Rangers may finally start getting staff in place

NEW YORK -- When the Rangers open a four-game series with the Indians on Monday, they could go with four starters who were expected to be in the rotation at the start of the season.

Yu Darvish is among them. He was feeling good on Saturday, the morning after leaving his start against the Yankees after seven innings with tightness in his right triceps. Darvish said he was confident he will be able to start against the Indians on Wednesday.

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T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Fractured right thumb tip lands Perez on DL

Fractured right thumb tip lands Perez on DL

NEW YORK -- Rangers left-hander Martin Perez was hoping to avoid going on the disabled list, despite a fracture on the tip of his right thumb. But he is not currently able to get his hand in his glove, so the Rangers placed him on the 10-day disabled list on Saturday.

"I can't do anything with my right hand," Perez said. "I can't even touch anything."

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T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Guzman goes deep for Round Rock

Guzman goes deep for Round Rock

Austin Riley's perfect day at the plate helped lead Class A Advanced Florida to a 4-3 win over Fort Myers on Saturday.

The Braves' No. 12 prospect put together his first two-homer game of the season -- and second of his career -- as he finished 3-for-3 with two homers and tied his season high with a trio of RBIs.

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Chirinos couldn't make catch thanks to net

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Chirinos couldn't make catch thanks to net

Who among us has not walked face-first into a plate glass door? Or has tried to reach through a sparkling clean window for something (like a pie, perhaps?) on the other side? Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos had the baseball-version of this event befall him during Saturday's game against the Yankees

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Yu K's 10, but Bush can't close door on NY

Yu K's 10, but Bush can't close door on NY

NEW YORK -- After Yu Darvish and Masahiro Tanaka matched zeros in a marvelous pitching matchup, the smallest Yankee delivered the night's biggest hit, as Ronald Torreyes laced a run-scoring single to lift New York to a 2-1 victory over the Rangers in 10 innings on Friday at Yankee Stadium.

Torreyes drove home Gary Sanchez with the winning run after Brett Gardner cracked a game-tying solo home run off Matt Bush with one out in the ninth, the right-hander's third blown save in his last five chances. Texas scored the game's first run in the top half of the inning when Elvis Andrus came home on a passed ball.

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Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch, on Facebook and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.

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Darvish, Bush left with different discomforts

Starter pitches well but tightens up; closer blows third save in five tries

Darvish, Bush left with different discomforts

NEW YORK -- Rangers pitchers Yu Darvish and Matt Bush were both in some discomfort after a 2-1 loss in 10 innings to the Yankees on Friday.

Darvish was dealing with tightness in his right triceps. That's what forced him out of his scoreless duel against Masahiro Tanaka after seven innings and 88 pitches.

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T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Rangers could seek 'pen help through trade

Rangers could seek 'pen help through trade

NEW YORK -- The Rangers' bullpen has become their biggest need as clubs gear up toward the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

The Rangers called up Preston Claiborne on Thursday, and he'll be the 16th reliever used by them this season. Tony Barnette (right ring finger) and Jeremy Jeffress (back) are currently on the disabled list.

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T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Go-Go, power Ranger! Carlos leads charge

Gomez launches two homers, extends hit streak to 10 games

Go-Go, power Ranger! Carlos leads charge

ARLINGTON -- After playing five straight games following his return from the disabled list with a strained hamstring, Carlos Gomez got the day off on Wednesday to rest and recover. Whatever he did on that off-day evidently did wonders, as his career day catapulted the Rangers past the Blue Jays on Thursday, 11-4.

Gomez hit two home runs, the fifth time in his career he's had a multi-homer game, and he drove in five RBIs, matching his career high. His three-run homer in the third inning put the game out of reach, clinching a split with the Jays and ensuring the Rangers finished their seven-game homestand at the .500 mark (36-36).

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Rangers rope 4 homers to top Blue Jays

Rangers rope 4 homers to top Blue Jays

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers exploded for four home runs -- including two from Carlos Gomez -- and jumped out to an early lead they never relinquished in an 11-4 win over the Blue Jays in the series finale on Thursday at Globe Life Park.

Texas hung seven earned runs in four innings on Toronto starter Marcus Stroman, the most Stroman has allowed in his career. He allowed runs in each of the first four innings and tied his career high of three home runs allowed. Of the Rangers' 11 hits, seven of them went for extra bases.

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Gregor Chisholm has covered the Blue Jays for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB and Facebook, and listen to his podcast.

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Jeffress moved to DL; Claiborne called up

Rangers reliever out with back strain; Gamboa designated for assignment

Jeffress moved to DL; Claiborne called up

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers made a pair of roster moves Thursday, placing right-handed reliever Jeremy Jeffress on the 10-day disabled list and purchasing the contract of right-hander Preston Claiborne from Triple-A Round Rock.

Jeffress is hitting the DL with a back strain he suffered while warming up on Tuesday night.

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