The Cleveland Indians lead the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers by one game as the three teams battle for two playoff spots on the final day of the Major League Baseball season.
The Texas Rangers shut down the bats of the St. Louis Cardinals and Albert Pujols in a 4-0 win that ties the World Series at two games apiece.
The Texas Rangers re-signed pitcher Derek Holland to a five-year contract after the 25-year-old left-hander went 16-5 for the American League champions last season.
Yu Darvish should focus on his pitching and not think about his new six-year contract or the record $51.7 million fee Texas will pay his Japanese club, Rangers President and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan said.
The Texas Rangers acquired pitcher Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs, seeking to bolster their starting rotation for the final two months of the regular season as they pursue a playoff berth.
Max Scherzer fell shy of tying Roger Clemens’s record 14-0 start to a Major League Baseball season, taking his first loss in 21 starts as the Detroit Tigers fell 7-1 to the Texas Rangers.
Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees and David Wright of the New York Mets are among 27 Major League Baseball players on the U.S. team for this year’s World Baseball Classic.
The New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 7-4 in a matchup of division leaders as Derek Jeter had four hits to extend his hitting streak to 13 games and Alex Rodriguez belted a three-run homer.
The U.S. advanced to the second round of the World Baseball Classic by beating Canada 9-4 with seven runs over the final two innings.
Cuba defeated two-time defending champion Japan 6-3 to complete its first-round group play at the World Baseball Classic.