Ohtani's legs help Angels past Rangers, who lose 100th game
Shohei Ohtani sparked a four-run sixth-inning rally with his legs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat Texas 7-2 on Wednesday night to send the Rangers to their first 100-loss season since 1973. With the score 2-2, Ohtani led off the sixth with a sharp grounder to first baseman Nathaniel Lowe and beat pitcher Taylor Hearn to the bag. Ohtani stole second, continued to third on a throwing error by catcher Jose Trevino and came home when Jack Mayfield singled through a drawn-in infield.news.yahoo.com
AP sources: Fernando Tatis Jr., Padres agree on 14-year deal
FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2020, file photo, Texas Rangers catcher Jose Trevino kneels by the plate as San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. watches his grand slam during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)SAN DIEGO – Fernando Tatis Jr. has helped make baseball fun again in San Diego. Giancarlo Stanton, now with the New York Yankees, signed a 13-year, $325 million deal with Miami in 2015. Bryce Harper signed a 13-year, $330 million deal with Philadelphia in 2019. The biggest deal by dollars remains Mike Trout's $426.5 million, 12-year contract signed with the Angels in 2019.
Daz, Brantley 3 RBIs each, Astros beat Lynn, Rangers 8-4
HOUSTON Aledmys Daz hit a three-run homer and Michael Brantley added three RBIs, leading Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros to an 8-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday. Lynn's performance came after the Astros hit eight homers off him in four starts last season. Brantley had three hits, capped by a two-out, two-run double in the eighth that pushed the lead to 8-4. Daz was playing in just his fourth game this season after he sustained a groin injury in the season opener. Astros: Lance McCullers Jr. (3-2, 5.06) will start for Houston on Friday when itopens a four-game series against the Angels.
Tatis connects twice for HR lead, Padres rout Rangers 14-4
Texas Rangers catcher Jose Trevino and San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. watch the flight of Tatis's grand slam ball that came off a pitch from Rangers relief pitcher Juan Nicasio in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Monday Aug. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)ARLINGTON, Texas Fernando Tatis Jr. homered twice, including a grand slam for his major league-leading 11th of the season, and the San Diego Padres routed the Texas Rangers 14-4 on Monday night to stop a five-game losing streak. Austin Hedges connected on his second homer, a solo shot in the fourth, as the Padres set their season high for runs. TINGLER'S HOMECOMINGFirst-year San Diego manager Jayce Tingler capped 13 seasons in the Texas organization with a return to the big league staff when Chris Woodward was hired for the 2019 season. San Diego hadn't announced a starter.