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Rangers' Leody Taveras: Swipes two bags Sunday
Taveras went 2-for-5 with two RBI, two stolen bases, one run and one strikeout in Sunday's win against the Astros.
Taveras homered Saturday, and he made the most of his two singles in Sunday's season finale. He stole two bases in the eighth inning as the Rangers secured an 8-4 win. The 22-year-old took over as the starting center fielder in his first major-league season as he hit .227 with four home runs, six RBI and eight stolen bases over 33 games.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Rougned Odor: Blasts pair of home runs
Odor went 2-for-3 with two home runs, four RBI, one walk and one strikeout in Sunday's win against the Astros.
Odor had gone just 1-for-19 over his previous five games, but he had a strong season finale with home runs in the fourth and fifth innings. The 26-year-old hit a career-worst .167 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI during the shortened 2020 season.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Jordan Lyles: Lasts three innings in no-decision
Lyles allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four over three innings in Sunday's win against the Astros. He didn't factor into the decision.
Lyles lasted at least five frames in each of his last five starts, but he was removed fairly early in Sunday's season finale after giving up runs in the first and third innings. The right-hander finished the 2020 campaign with a 1-6 record while posting a 7.02 ERA and 36:23 K:BB over 57.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Exits after one at-bat
Choo exited Sunday's game against the Astros with a mild left ankle sprain.
The 38-year-old returned from the injured list stemming from a wrist injury in time for Sunday's series finale and led off with a bunt single for the Rangers, but he tumbled over first base and suffered the ankle injury. Choo's 2020 season -- and perhaps his time with the Rangers -- has come to an end. The 38-year-old is set to hit free agency this winter.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Sherten Apostel: Shifts to injured list
Apostel was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with lower-back tightness.
The 21-year-old was lifted from Thursday's game with back spasms and will end up missing the final weekend of the season. Apostel received his first taste of the majors this year and went 2-for-20 with one double, one run and one walk in seven games.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Willie Calhoun: Sitting season finale
Calhoun is not in the lineup Sunday against the Astros.
Calhoun went 5-for-17 with one homer, one double and three RBI as the designated hitter over the past four games, but he'll head to the bench for the season finale. Shin-Soo Choo (wrist) returns from the injured list and is batting leadoff Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Returns for season finale
Choo (wrist) was activated off the 10-day injured list Sunday and will bat leadoff as the designated hitter against the Astros, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
The 38-year-old has been sidelined by the right wrist sprain since early September and was considered doubtful to retake the field this season, but he'll rejoin the lineup for what could be his final game with the Rangers. Choo has a .229/.317/.394 slash line with five homers, 15 RBI and six stolen bases in 32 games and is an unrestricted free agent after the season.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Nick Solak: Collects three hits
Solak went 3-for-3 with an RBI, a walk and a stolen base Saturday as the Rangers beat the Astros 6-1.
Solak reached base successfully in all four plate appearances Saturday and drove home Joey Gallo in the sixth to give his team a 1-0 lead. The 25-year-old is hitting .267/.326/.345 with 23 RBI, 26 runs scored and seven stolen bases in 57 games.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Leody Taveras: Homers Saturday
Taveras went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Astros.
Taveras had back-to-back jacks with Jeff Mathis in the seventh as he followed up Mathis' three-run blast with a solo shot of his own to put the Rangers up 5-1. The 22-year-old figures to be a long-term piece of the Rangers' rebuild as he heads into the final day of the regular season hitting .219/.305/.395 with 19 runs scored and six stolen bases in 32 games.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Jeff Mathis: Shows off power Saturday
Mathis went 1-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored Saturday in the Rangers' 6-1 win over the Astros.
Mathis took Brandon Bielak deep to left in the seventh on a full-count fastball to put the Rangers back in front 4-1. The 37-year-old backstop is hitting .161/.221/.355 with three home runs, nine RBI and six runs scored in 24 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Jimmy Herget: Picks up first win
Herget (1-0) allowed one run on one hit while striking out a batter through an inning of work Saturday as he earned the win against the Astros.
Herget replaced Kyle Gibson in the seventh and quickly gave up a double to Aledmys Diaz to begin the inning. The Astros were able to plate him on two sacrifices before Herget struck out Myles Straw to end the inning. The right-hander has a solid 3.20 ERA, but his 17:14 K:BB across 19.2 innings is a bit concerning as he appears to have some trouble locating his pitches.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kyle Gibson: Fires six shutout innings
Gibson tossed six scoreless innings Saturday against the Astros while allowing six hits and one walk. He struck out four and did not factor into the decision.
Gibson dueled with Astros starter Lance McCullers on Saturday as both pitched several innings of scoreless baseball. It was the 32-year-old's second time in this month shutting out the Astros across six or more innings; he pitched a complete-game masterpiece against Houston back on Sept. 16. As a whole, 2020 was an up-and-down campaign for Gibson as he finished with a 5.35 ERA and 58:30 K:BB across 67.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Leody Taveras: Returns to lineup
Taveras (back) will lead off and play center field Saturday against Houston.
Taveras missed Friday's game with a back issue, but it was evidently a minor one. He's good to go for the final two games of his rookie season and will look to improve on his .702 OPS.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Anderson Tejeda: Back in action
Tejeda (arm) will bat seventh and play shortstop Saturday against the Astros.
An infection kept Tejeda out of the starting lineup for a pair of games, though he was able to appear off the bench Friday. He'll look to improve on his .250/.261/.471 slash line in the final two games of the year.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Eli White: Starts in center field
White started in center field in place of Leody Taveras (back) and went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Friday's 5-4 extra-inning win over the Astros.
What had been thought of as a routine day off for Taveras was later learned to be a back issue. Taveras had started 30 consecutive games prior to Friday. White has been in and out of the starting lineup, primarily in left field, and is batting .170 (8-for-47) over 18 games.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Sherten Apostel: Likely done for season
Rangers manager Chris Woodward said Apostel (back) is unlikely to play again this season, Sam Blum of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Apostel was removed from Thursday's game with back spasms. The rookie had just two hits in 20 at-bats at the time of his injury.... See More ... See Less