DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki is getting to know this drill pretty well: depleted Dallas roster, big names in free agency, no idea how the starting lineup will look in four months.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Texas Rangers went 72 games without hitting four home runs before realizing their potential for power against Bud Norris and the Baltimore Orioles.
Mitch Moreland homered twice, and the Rangers warmed up for Josh Hamilton's return with an 8-1 blowout Monday night.
TORONTO (AP) — Rangers rookie Chi Chi Gonzalez cruised through his first three innings against the Blue Jays before a big home run sent him into a spin.
Josh Donaldson homered off Gonzalez, Drew Hutchison won his fifth straight decision and Toronto beat Texas 3-2 Sunday.
TORONTO (AP) — Rangers manager Jeff Banister is learning plenty about his team as it struggles through a lengthy losing streak.
Edwin Encarnacion hit his seventh career grand slam and added a solo homer as the Toronto Blue Jays handed slumping Texas its season-high sixth straight loss, 12-2 Friday night.