|TEXAS ( PEREZ )|
OAKLAND ( GRAY )
|965||TEXAS||+135||Ov 7.5,-105||+155||Ov 7,-110|
|966||OAKLAND||-145||Un 7.5,-115||-165||Un 7,-110|
|vs Right-handed Starters||8-5||+1.7||5-8||3.5||0.254||0.330||3.8||0.237||0.294|
|Past 7 Games||6-1||+4.9||5-1||5.7||0.306||0.376||4.9||0.261||0.319|
|vs Left-handed Starters||5-1||+4||2-4||3.8||0.244||0.335||2.7||0.201||0.238|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.3||5-2||5.7||0.289||0.377||4.3||0.249||0.307|
|4/9/2014||ROSS(L)||@ BOSTON||PEAVY(R)||2-4||L||130||8.5 ov||U||5||6||1||4||4||0|
|4/18/2014||PEREZ(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||PAULINO(R)||12-0||W||-155||8.5 un||O||18||9||0||3||4||0|
|4/19/2014||LEWIS(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)||6-3||W||-120||9 un||P||13||6||1||9||7||0|
|4/20/2014||ROSS(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||JOHNSON(R)||2-16||L||-165||9 un||O||2||4||1||18||6||1|
|4/21/2014||DARVISH(R)||@ OAKLAND||STRAILY(R)||4-3||W||-105||6.5 ov||O||11||10||1||9||11||0|
|4/22/2014||MARTINEZ(R)||@ OAKLAND||MILONE(L)||5-4||W||155||7.5 un||O||9||6||1||9||8||0|
|4/23/2014||PEREZ(L)||@ OAKLAND||GRAY(R)|| |
|4/25/2014||HARRISON(L)||@ SEATTLE||ELIAS(L)|| |
|4/26/2014||LEWIS(R)||@ SEATTLE||HERNANDEZ(R)|| |
|4/27/2014||ROSS(L)||@ SEATTLE||RAMIREZ(L)|| |
|4/30/2014|| ||OAKLAND|| || |
|4/9/2014||CHAVEZ(R)||@ MINNESOTA||HUGHES(R)||7-4||W||-135||8.5 un||O||7||5||0||13||11||0|
|4/10/2014||STRAILY(R)||@ MINNESOTA||PELFREY(R)||6-1||W||-135||8.5 un||U||13||10||0||3||4||0|
|4/11/2014||MILONE(L)||@ SEATTLE||HERNANDEZ(R)||4-6||L||135||6.5 un||O||6||6||2||12||8||1|
|4/12/2014||GRAY(R)||@ SEATTLE||RAMIREZ(L)||3-1||W||-120||7.5 un||U||7||7||1||7||8||0|
|4/13/2014||KAZMIR(L)||@ SEATTLE||YOUNG(R)||3-0||W||-140||7.5 un||U||8||10||1||3||4||0|
|4/14/2014||CHAVEZ(R)||@ LA ANGELS||SANTIAGO(L)||3-2||W||-115||8 ov||U||9||6||1||5||4||0|
|4/15/2014||STRAILY(R)||@ LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||10-9||W||-105||8.5 un||O||16||9||1||12||8||0|
|4/16/2014||MILONE(L)||@ LA ANGELS||SKAGGS(L)||4-5||L||115||8.5 un||O||8||9||2||12||12||0|
|4/24/2014||KAZMIR(L)||@ HOUSTON||OBERHOLTZER(L)|| |
|4/25/2014||CHAVEZ(R)||@ HOUSTON||PEACOCK(R)|| |
|4/26/2014||STRAILY(R)||@ HOUSTON||KEUCHEL(L)|| |
|4/27/2014||MILONE(L)||@ HOUSTON||MCHUGH(R)|| |
|4/28/2014||GRAY(R)||@ TEXAS||DARVISH(R)|| |
|4/29/2014||KAZMIR(L)||@ TEXAS||PEREZ(L)|| |
|4/30/2014|| ||@ TEXAS|| || |
|TEXAS: ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers are already hurting significantly even before the start of a new season.|
In a span of three days the week before opening day, the Rangers scratched ace Yu Darvish from that scheduled start because of neck stiffness, and found out they would be without second baseman Jurickson Profar and catcher Geovany Soto for 10 to 12 weeks each because of injuries.
Sure, the Rangers know there are going to be injuries during the season.
''We just didn't expect it to be all at this point,'' general manager Jon Daniels said.
The Rangers, after missing the playoffs last year for the first time in four seasons, already knew they would be missing lefty starters Matt Harrison and Derek Holland to start the season.
At least Harrison, who had a mild setback early in camp after his back issues last season, should return within the first month. Holland could miss at least half the season because of left knee surgery after being tripped by his dog on stairs in his home in January.
The only three position players remaining from the Rangers' last World Series in 2011 also missed games this spring with lesser nagging issues. But shortstop Elvis Andrus, third baseman Adrian Beltre and designated hitter Mitch Moreland should all be in the lineup Monday against Philadelphia.
After missing the playoffs for the first time in four years and scoring their fewest runs (730) in a full season since 1992, the Rangers' two most significant offseason moves were to improve their offense.
They got durable slugger Prince Fielder from Detroit by trading Ian Kinsler, a move that cleared the way Profar to be an everyday player. Free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo was signed to a seven-year deal - the same time left on Fielder's contract - to take over the leadoff spot.
Only Mike Trout (564) and two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera (562) reached base more the past two season than Choo (556) and Fielder (542), who has the longest active streak in the majors playing in 505 consecutive regular-season games - and 809 of 810 the past five years.
''I just want Prince to be Prince,'' said manager Ron Washington, starting his eighth season in Texas. ''I just want him to do what he does, and let everyone else does what they do, and everything will work out.''
|OAKLAND: OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Before the season has even begun, the Oakland Athletics are dealing with a devastating injury that could affect their chances of chasing a third straight AL West title.|
Right-hander Jarrod Parker, who had been the projected opening day starter, was lost to a season-ending elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery - his second such procedure.
Like every year with this low-budget club, somebody always seems to step in and fill the void. Whether that will be enough for Bob Melvin's bunch in a much-improved division is to be determined.
Even before Parker went down, Oakland considered its club an underdog despite winning the last two AL West crowns.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (TEXAS-OAKLAND) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Rangers-Athletics Preview* ===========================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Texas (13-8) at Oakland (13-7), 3:35 p.m. EDT
The Texas Rangers have overcome a plethora of injuries to key players during their impressive run, and they may have to add another to the list.
Kevin Kouzmanoff's status for Wednesday's contest is unclear as visiting Texas sends Martin Perez to the mound looking to complete a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics.
Adrian Beltre (quad), Jurickson Profar (shoulder) and Geovany Soto (knee) are all on the disabled list, and leadoff hitter Shin-Soo Choo sat out Tuesday's game with a sprained left ankle suffered in the series opener.
Kouzmanoff, who entered Tuesday hitting .370 with two homers and 10 RBIs in 12 games in place of Beltre at third base, left in the middle of the fourth inning with back tightness.
Former Athletic Michael Choice, starting in place of Choo, drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the ninth as Texas (13-8) rallied for a 5-4 victory and its seventh win in eight games.
Choo may be ready to play by Friday, but Kouzmanoff's status is uncertain.
"The cold weather got to him," manager Ron Washington said. "We wanted to get him out of there before it got worse."
Though their lineup is banged up, the Rangers haven't needed much offense when Perez takes the hill.
Perez (3-0, 1.86 ERA) has been especially impressive over his last two starts, giving up five hits in eight innings of a 1-0 win over Houston on April 13 before tossing a three-hitter with eight strikeouts to beat the Chicago White Sox 12-0 on Friday.
"If I continue to do what I'm doing, this could be a big year for me," said Perez, who has a 74.6 percent ground-ball rate so far after inducing grounders 61.8 percent of the time in 2013. "My sinker was working in the first inning, and after that I was able to throw the ball where I wanted it."
Washington has taken notice of Perez's ability to mix pitches in the right situations.
"He's just being consistent keeping the ball down," Washington said. "He's using his breaking ball, he's using his changeup and he's moving the ball around. He's attacking, he's getting quick outs and he's keeping the ball down."
Perez has struggled at times against the A's, though, going 2-3 with a 5.79 ERA over five starts. Yoenis Cespedes is 4 for 9 with a double and a triple off the left-hander, and he drove in a run Tuesday as Oakland (13-7) lost a second straight game for the first time this season.
"You think you're sitting in the driver's seat, and ... all of a sudden we're down by one," shortstop Jed Lowrie said. "You could kind of feel the wind come out of the sails there."
Coco Crisp, Josh Donaldson and Eric Sogard also had an RBI apiece, and Josh Reddick had two hits. Donaldson is batting .324 while hitting safely in 14 of his last 15 after beginning the season 2 for 22.
The A's will look to avoid the sweep behind Sonny Gray, who is coming off a so-so start.
Gray (3-0, 1.80) has won three straight outings, but he wasn't at his best after giving up three runs and nine hits in six innings of an 11-3 victory over Houston on Friday. It marked the first time he's allowed more than one earned run this year, and he's 7-1 with a 2.08 ERA over his last 10 starts.
The right-hander has never faced Texas, which has won seven of the last 10 meetings in Oakland.
|Last Updated: 8/31/2014 5:33:38 AM EST|