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9/2/2015 | Odor still feeling discomfort in finger

A strange play occurred in the eighth inning of the Rangers 8-6 win over the Padres on Tuesday. Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor fielded Alexi Amarista's ground ball going to his right near second base and, instead of trying to make an off-balance throw to first, Odor flipped the ball to shortstop Elvis Andrus. Odor has never done that before and Andrus wasn't expecting it. Amarista ended up with an infield single.


9/2/2015 | Banister hopes callups ease Tolleson's load

Rangers manager Jeff Banister used reliever Shawn Tolleson in a non-save situation to close out the Rangers' 8-6 win Tuesday night. The Rangers had a four-run lead going into the inning and the Padres scored twice before Tolleson got the third out.


9/2/2015 | Perez, Richards meet as Wild Card race heats up

Two American League West rivals meet in Southern California for a key series this weekend, when the Rangers travel to Angel Stadium in hopes of strengthening their grip on the second Wild Card spot.


9/2/2015 | 6 players who will decide the AL Wild Card race

With just one month left in the regular season, some division races appear all but wrapped up, and even the National League Wild Card spots look likely to go to the Pirates and Cubs -- barring a Cardinals collapse and a torrid streak from the Giants in an odd-numbered year. But there is at least one race that will go to the wire: The American League Wild Card.


9/2/2015 | Statcast: Being cruel? Elvis steals home

Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus had the Rangers' only hit in 11 at-bats with runners in scoring position Tuesday night. He also had the most stunning play of the night, the Rangers' first straight steal of home in 15 years.


9/2/2015 | Andrus' thievery can help fans steal a home

The deadline from Monday's sweepstakes hadn't even closed before Texas shortstop Elvis Andrus gave fans yet another opportunity to score a free mortgage payment.


9/2/2015 | Rangers swipe game on Elvis' steal of home

Elvis Andrus' steal of home finished off a four-run rally in the top of the seventh and the Rangers defeated the Padres, 8-6, at Petco Park on Tuesday night. The Rangers, with their eighth win in 11 games, are now three games behind the Astros in the American League West, while maintaining a one-game lead over the Twins for the second Wild Card spot.


9/1/2015 | Stubbs added to provide speed off bench

This has been a tough season for outfielder Drew Stubbs. A former No. 1 pick by the Reds in 2006, Stubbs was an everyday player for Cincinnati in 2009-12, in Cleveland in 2013 and in Colorado last season. That wasn't the case this season, but he still finds himself on a playoff contender going into September.


9/1/2015 | Brinson among Rangers headed to Arizona Fall League

Infielder Jurickson Profar and outfielders Lewis Brinson and Ryan Rua are among the Rangers listed to play for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League.


9/1/2015 | Hamilton wants to do more than pinch-hit

Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, who was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, said he understands he will be limited to pinch-hitting duty while recovering from a sore left knee.


9/1/2015 | Rangers hope Gallo can help off the bench

Rangers infielder Joey Gallo has returned from a demotion to Triple-A Round Rock that he didn't handle well. The numbers reflect that, but the Rangers still believe he can be a valuable role player for them in September.


9/1/2015 | Kennedy, Hamels finish off Interleague matchup

Ian Kennedy and Cole Hamels will take the mound on Thursday for the series finale at Petco Park.


9/1/2015 | Fall League rosters packed with elite prospects

Philadelphia's J.P. Crawford, St. Louis' Alex Reyes and Pittsburgh's Austin Meadows are among nine Top 100 Prospects on the preliminary 2015 rosters released by the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday.


9/1/2015 | Andrus' bid to jump-start Rangers thwarted

Elvis Andrus at least tried to create something offensively for the Rangers. It seemed like the valorous thing to do on a night when nobody else could do much of anything against Padres starter Tyson Ross.