Jun 8, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers right fielder Alex Rios (51) hits a single in the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Cleveland beat Texas 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers Roundup – June 9, 2014


ARLINGTON, Tex. — The Texas Rangers finish their 4-game series with the Cleveland Indians tonight. The Rangers need to win tonight’s game against the Tribe to split the series. Here is your Texas Rangers Roundup.

TEXAS RANGERS: (31-32, .492)

  • The Texas Rangers are in 4th place in the American League West for the sixth straight day
  • Rangers are 5.0 games behind 3rd place Seattle Mariners and 8.0 games behind 1st place Oakland Athletics
  • Since April 25 Texas is 17-24 (.415), the 4th-lowest in the majors and 2nd-lowest in the A.L. (TB, .333, 14-28)
  • Texas’ 15-17 (.469) home record ranks T9th in the American League, marking the 6th time in the “Ballpark Era” (1994-2014) for the Rangers to have as little as 15 wins through 32 home games (also 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007)
  • Texas enters today as one of 6 MLB teams with a road record above .500 and a sub -.500 at home (Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners)
  • Texas has doubled in 17 straight games, longest streak since 17 in a row (July 3-23, 2011)

NITE AND DAY:

  • Texas Rangers hold MLB’s 3rd-best winning percentage in day games (13-18, .619) while holding the 7th-lowest winning percentage in night games (18-24, .429), the 4th-lowest in the A.L.
  • Texas is 3-10 in last 13 games, 8-19 at night beginning on April 25
  • 7 of the 8 Rangers’ night wins this season have been shutouts! (Let’s do it tonight guys!)

ELVIS ANDRUS:

  • Went 0-for-4 in yesterday’s game, his first hitless game against the Cleveland Indians, EVER!!
  • Andrus’ hitless game snapped a career-opening 39-game hit streak against the Tribe
  • Elvis Andrus now holds the 2nd-longest hit streak by a player against one opponent since 1900, to only Vladimir Guerrero‘s career-opening 44-game hit streak against the Texas Rangers from 2004-2006

YO ADRIAN!:

  • Adrian Beltre has 5 muli-hit games in the first 6 contests in this homestand: .478 (11-23), 2 doubles, 3 home runs, 8 RBI and 6 runs
  • Beltre has raised his batting average from .291 to .314 and is 7th in the A.L.
  • His .314 average is Beltre’s highest since fourth game of the season
  • Since May 4 he is batting .354 (46-130) with 8 homers, 7 doubles, 23 RBI and 24 runs in 33 games, the 4th-highest in A.L. and 6th-highest in MLB

RIOS GRANDE:

  • Alex Rios hit his MLB-high 7th triple of the season last night in game no. 63, one more than the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Dee Gordon and TWO more than ANY other Texas Ranger
  • Rios is now the 2nd-fastest Ranger to 7 triples as only Ruben Sierra (7th triple in game no. 58 in 1989)
  • His current total is already T12th-most in club history
  • Alex Rios went 2-for-3 yesterday and is now 10-for-19 (.526) during a 5-game hit streak
  • He has raised his BA from .316 to an A.L.-Best .332, 4th-highest average in MLB
  • Rios’ current .332 is his highest since May 3 (.333)
  • Alex Rios also leads the American League with 25 multi-hit games and ranks T2nd with 81 hits
  • Rios’ 81 hits through first 63 contests are the most since Michael Young had 84 2010

INJURY UPDATES:

  • Mitch Moreland is scheduled to undergo surgery on Wednesday to remove the Os Trigonum bone from the back of his left ankle by Dr. John Crates and will seek a second opinion beforehand
  • Rougned Odor‘s MRI on his right shoulder came back clean and is expected to be available off the bench for tonight’s game (via T.R. Sullivan)

According to Jeff Wilson (Fort Worth Star-Telegram):

  • Engel Beltre will be sent to Arizona on Tuesday for more baseball activities
  • Jurickson Profar will also go to Arizona on Tuesday for conditioning program
  • Derek Holland will go to Arizona on Wednesday for live BP and continue strengthening of his knee and will join Texas on June 24 (Great News!)

TONIGHT’S LINEUPS:

TEXAS RANGERS: RHP Nick Martinez (1-2, 3.22)

  1. Daniel Robertson CF
  2. Elvis Andrus SS
  3. Shin-Soo Choo LF
  4. Adrian Beltre 3B
  5. Alex Rios RF
  6. Donnie Murphy 1B
  7. Michael Choice DH
  8. Robinson Chirinos C
  9. Rougned Odor 2B

CLEVELAND INDIANS: LHP T.J. House (0-1, 3.79)

  1. Michael Bourn CF
  2. Asdrubal Cabrera SS
  3. Michael Brantley LF
  4. Jason Kipnis 2B
  5. Lonnie Chisenhall 3B
  6. Carlos Santana 1B
  7. David Murphy RF
  8. Jason Giambi DH
  9. George Kottaras C

ON DECK FOR TOMORROW:

  • RHP Colby Lewis (4-4, 5.77) vs. Miami Marlins’ RHP Tom Koehler (5-5, 3.33)
  • You can tune into FSSW/ 103.3 FM/ 1540 AM at 7:05 p.m. (CDT)

 

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