Angels are poised for a strong second half
Outfielders Torii Hunter and Mark Trumbo believe the club, which is 42-24 since April 28, has what it takes to challenge Texas for the American League West title. Torii Hunter has peaked at the schedule coming out of the All-Star break, a grueling 23-game stretch with 13 games — 10 of them on the road — against the division-leading New York Yankees, Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox, and seven against Detroit and Tampa Bay, clubs with winning records.
Angels are improving but offense remains a concern
They win two of three games in series with American League West-leading Texas, but several regulars are struggling at the plate. Pitcher Dan Haren said the Angels have no reason to "hang their heads" after Sunday's 7-3 loss to Texas. The bigger picture, after all, looks bright for the Angels, who have won 10 of 12 games to cut the Rangers' American League West lead from eight to 41/2 games.
Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez vows to return sooner than expected
Shortstop had thumb surgery March 20 and was supposed to be back May 17, but Ramirez says he plans to play earlier than that. The team that has scored the fewest runs in the National League West got good news Tuesday when shortstop Hanley Ramirez said he plans to return well before the mid-May timetable set when he had thumb surgery.
Darvish falls one out shy of perfect game
April 2 (The Sports Xchange) - Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish came within one out of matching the greatest single-game pitching performances in Major League Baseball, striking out 14 while nearly throwing a perfect game for the Texas Rangers against the Houston Astros on Tuesday.
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White Sox to host Rangers in Civil Rights Game on Aug. 24
The seventh annual Civil Rights Game will be played in Chicago for the first time when the White Sox host the Texas Rangers on Aug. 24 at U.S Cellular Field. It will be the first Civil Rights Game for the Rangers but the third for the Sox. Major League Baseball created the game to pay tribute to those who fought on and off the field for equal rights in America. The game was played at Auto Zone Park in Memphis, Tenn., in 2007 and 2008, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati in 2009 and 2010 and at Turner Field …