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LHP Scott Cousins agreed to a minor league contract. The 29-year-old will report to extended spring training in Arizona where he will be converted to a pitcher. He appeared in 135 games at the major league level from 2010-2013 with Miami and the Los Angeles Angels as an outfielder, batting .179 with 2 home runs and nine RBIs.

Texas Rangers - PlayerWatch

LHP Scott Cousins agreed to a minor league contract. The 29-year-old will report to extended spring training in Arizona where he will be converted to a pitcher. He appeared in 135 games at the major league level from 2010-2013 with Miami and the Los Angeles Angels as an outfielder, batting .179 with 2 home runs and nine RBIs.

Rangers best Mariners in battle of aces

Rangers best Mariners in battle of aces ARLINGTON, Texas -- Something seemed destined to give in a clash between two of baseball's dominant pitchers off to perfect starts. But on Wednesday night, neither lost. The Texas Rangers rallied with two outs in the ninth inning to beat Seattle 3-2 at Globe Like Park. Center fielder Leonys Martin delivered the winning hit off Mariners closer Fernando Rodney.

Preview: Mariners at Rangers

Two of the top pitchers in the major leagues square off when Seattle’s Felix Hernandez duels with Texas’ Yu Darvish as the Mariners and host Rangers clash on Wednesday. Hernandez has been sensational over his first three starts, winning each while striking out 30 in 21 1/3 innings. Darvish has yet to allow a run this season and gave up just one hit in eight innings of a no-decision against Houston in his last outing.

Texas Rangers - PlayerWatch

RHP Yu Darvish sustained a cut on his right thumb while turning in a second consecutive good start to begin 2014. Darvish (1-0) held the Houston Astros to one hit over eight innings on Friday in a no-decision. He has given up no runs in 15 innings with 15 strikeouts and two walks. Over the course of two seasons, Darvish has 72 strikeouts in 51 innings against Houston. "I think it's sheer luck, but if I could pitch like this in every game that I pitch it'd be very nice," Darvish said of his success against Houston.

Texas Rangers - PlayerWatch

RHP Yu Darvish sustained a cut on his right thumb while turning in a second consecutive good start to begin 2014. Darvish (1-0) held the Houston Astros to one hit over eight innings on Friday in a no-decision. He has given up no runs in 15 innings with 15 strikeouts and two walks. Over the course of two seasons, Darvish has 72 strikeouts in 51 innings against Houston. "I think it's sheer luck, but if I could pitch like this in every game that I pitch it'd be very nice," Darvish said of his success against Houston.

Rangers 1, Astros 0 (12)

Rangers 1, Astros 0 (12): Robinson Chirinos drove in Kevin Kouzmanoff with an RBI single in the 12th inning as host Texas posted its 12th straight victory over Houston. After escaping a bases-loaded jam with no outs in the 10th, Brad Peacock (0-1) retired Prince Fielder to open the 12th before giving up a single to Kouzmanoff, who took second base on a wild pitch. Peacock struck out Mitch Moreland, but Chirinos delivered a groundball up the middle past a diving Jose Altuve at second base to deliver the winning run.

Preview: Astros at Rangers

Former MLB commissioner Bud Selig placed the Houston Astros in the American League West before last season in part to help balance out the Texas Rangers’ travel schedule. The Rangers, who open a three-game home set with the Astros on Friday, showed their appreciation by going 17-2 against the Astros to tie the major-league record for the most wins against a single opponent since the divisional era began in 1969. Texas won the final 11 meetings to improve to 36-7 against Houston since 2009.

Texas Rangers - PlayerWatch

LHP Robbie Ross is turning into a decent starting pitcher. The former reliever allowed one run -- which was unearned -- on two hits in 5 1/3 innings against a potent Boston lineup on Wednesday. Ross spent the first two seasons of his career coming out of the Texas bullpen, amassing a 2.62 ERA in 127 1/3 innings. He registered a career-high seven strikeouts in his first major-league start a week ago against Philadelphia. He allowed three runs -- two earned -- and seven hits in five innings.

Texas Rangers - TeamReport

MLB Team Report - Texas Rangers - INSIDE PITCH ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A different kind of Yu Darvish was on display Sunday, one of many likely to be seen this season, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said. Darvish was different but still extremely effective during a 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in his first start of the season at Tropicana Field.
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