ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers could certainly use a bat like Josh Hamilton's, even if not at his MVP form of five years ago.
DALLAS (AP) — J.J. Barea last started a playoff game when he helped boost Dallas' run to a championship four years ago. Al-Farouq Aminu had never been on the floor for the opening tip in a postseason game.
They helped give the Mavericks at least one more game in a first-round series with Houston.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Texas Rangers were glad to see their eight-game road trip end with a victory after three straight losses, although Nick Martinez was sorry to see his dominant month of April come to an end.
Leonys Martin led off the 11th inning with a homer, and the Rangers scored another run on Erick Aybar's error before holding on for a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Wandy Rodriguez gave the Texas Rangers exactly what they were looking for in his first American League start. He pitched long enough to hand a lead over to the bullpen before rookie Keone Kela made a costly mistake.
David Freese hit a two-run homer off the right-hander, just in time for Garrett Richards to get credit for his first victory since last August, and the Rangers were beaten 3-2 by the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.