August 22, 1996 |
Rusty Greer hit a two-run home run in the 10th inning as the Texas Rangers defeated the Indians, 10-8, Wednesday night at Cleveland. After Ivan Rodriguez hit a one-out double, Greer, who had three hits, drove a 1-1 pitch from Julian Tavarez (4-7) over the right-field fence for the game-winner. It was Greer's 15th homer. The Rangers took two of three from the Indians and improved to 6-3 against Cleveland this season.
July 29, 1994 |
Angel second baseman Rex Hudler stood in the on-deck circle in the eighth inning, leaned over into the stands, and calmly told the Texas Ranger fans that he was going to ruin their night. In an act of braggadocio, or perhaps stupidity, Hudler vowed he was personally going to ruin Ranger pitcher Kenny Rogers' perfect game. "I was telling the fans in the first five rows that I was going to get him," Hudler said. "I wanted him bad. I was going to hit an ugly bleeder that would (tee) off everyone."
July 17, 1996 |
He went seven innings, limiting the team that leads the major leagues in batting to five hits, but there was still no joy in Abbott-ville Tuesday night. The Texas Rangers couldn't have timed their hits off Jim Abbott any better, bunching four in the second and third innings en route to a 6-2 victory over the Angels before 34,680 in the Ballpark at Arlington. It was Abbott's best game in more than two months, a performance the left-hander hopes to build on as he tries to emerge from the depths of what is now a 1-12 season.
August 1, 1998 |
Trade rumors turned into reality Friday with Todd Stottlemyre, Royce Clayton and Todd Zeile going to the Texas Rangers and Juan Guzman, Willie Blair, and Ellis Burks also switching teams. But as the non-waiver trading deadline of midnight EDT approached, all of baseball was still waiting and watching for one big deal: Would the Seattle Mariners move Randy Johnson? The New York Yankees, Cleveland and Atlanta were said to be pursuing the 1995 AL Cy Young winner.
June 1, 1997 |
Ivan Rodriguez and Rusty Greer hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning and rookie Julio Santana effectively pitched into the seventh inning Saturday night as the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals, 3-1, at Arlington, Texas. Santana (3-2), who lost his previous two starts, gave up one run and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings. John Wetteland pitched the ninth for his 12th save in 13 tries. Kevin Appier (4-4) failed in his fifth attempt to notch his 100th career victory.
May 22, 1999 |
Sidney Ponson of the Baltimore Orioles was on the brink of his first career complete game when he ran into trouble in the ninth inning. After each batter, the right-hander peered into the dugout, fully expecting to be removed by Manager Ray Miller. Ponson hung on, however, retiring the heart of the Texas Rangers' order to complete a six-hitter in the Orioles' 3-2 victory Friday night.