HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden and Dwight Howard are undeniably Houston's most important players.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers manager Jeff Banister had a pregame message Sunday for every Texas reliever: There are no set roles right now in the much-maligned bullpen.
The relievers were then nearly perfect in a 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians to avoid a three-game sweep.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre enjoys celebrations of his accomplishments about as much as he likes teammates touching his head. Which is to say not very much.
It doesn't help when the milestones come in Texas losses.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alcides Escobar is doing his job leading off for the Kansas City Royals, getting on base, scoring runs and even driving in a few for the top-hitting team in the majors.
Escobar had three hits and accounted for five runs, scoring twice while driving home three, as the Royals beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Thursday for a split of the four-game series.