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World Series at Arlington, first time at one site since 1944

The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers' new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players' association, the first time the sport’s championship will be played entirely at one site since 1944.

Grayson Rodriguez added to Orioles player pool

  Patrick Mahomes now part-owner of Kansas City Royals

  KC Royal, former Lumberjack Hunter Dozier test positive for COVID-19

  Astros, Rangers set to open 60-game seasons at home

  Hudson’s Riley Smith ready for second chance at making Arizona’s opening day roster

  Brandon Belt admits time away from baseball showed him how much he loved the game

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Brandon Belt anxious to return to team with MLB season set to start

MLB’s Texas Rangers face pressure to change name amid scrutiny over symbols, historical figures

LSU grad becomes first female MLB hitting coach

Baseball Hall of Fame cancels induction ceremony

  Before baseball comes back, players will need time to adjust

  Way Back Sports: The Houston Astrodome opened on April 9, 1965

AP sources: MLB, union discuss playing all games in Arizona

Ideas are still in the early stage, and the Arizona option would have many obstacles to overcome, the people said.

  What an arm: Orioles prospect, Nacogdoches native Grayson Rodriguez clears small lake

Grayson Rodriguez is showing kust how strong his arm is.

  East Texas players at home instead of at ballparks

There was no baseball on what was supposed to be opening day.

  WEBXTRA: Former Central Heights baseball standout discusses MLB’s decision to postpone season

It is a sad day with no baseball. Today was supposed to be the first day of the major league baseball season, but 14 days ago, MLB closed down spring training and sent its players home.

MLB delays opening day to mid-May at earliest due to virus

Coronavirus forces Texas Rangers to reschedule Opening Day series with Seattle Mariners

Sticking to script: Bregman, Astros discuss sign stealing

AP source: MLB considering expanding playoffs to 14 teams

  Texas Rangers’ caravan visits East Texas to meet fans

Game 4 between Astros, Yankees postponed due to bad weather

Springer leads rally as Astros down Rays 8-6

George Springer broke a tie with a bloop RBI single in Houston's three-run seventh inning as the Astros rallied for an 8-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays to extend their winning streak to six

Calhoun, Trout lead Halos past Rangers 5-2, snap 5-game skid

Kole Calhoun, Mike Trout lead the way as Angels beat Rangers 5-2

Angels say pitcher Tyler Skaggs has died at age 27

The Los Angeles Angels say pitcher Tyler Skaggs has died at age 27.

Nacogdoches native to take part in MLB All-Star Futures Game

Former Central Heights pitcher Grayson Rodriguez will be taking part of the MLB All-Star Futures Game.

Texas Ranger Adrian Beltre hanging up uniform for good after 21 seasons

After 21 memorable seasons, Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has decided it is time to retire from the game he loves.

Texas Rangers introduce new manager

The Texas Rangers have a new manager.

Brandon Belt's teammates go on social media crusade to get him the final all-star spot

By the late afternoon on Wednesday we should know if Hudson's Brandon Belt has made the 2018 All-Star game.

Help Hudson's Brandon Belt make the MLB 2018 All-Star Game

Hudson native Brandon Belt is still in the running for the final spot on the National League roster for the MLB All-Star Game.

  After road trip, Houston Astros return home to red carpet treatment

After a four-game road stand to start the MLB season in Arlington, the Houston Astros returned home for their 2018 home opener on Monday.

Martin, Donaldson lead Blue Jays past McCullers, Astros 7-4

Russell Martin homered and matched a season high with three hits, Josh Donaldson broke out of his slump with a go-ahead single and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 7-4 on Thursday night.

Springer, Astros keep streaking in win over Braves

George Springer drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, Josh Reddick and Marwin Gonzalez each had three RBIs and the streaking Houston Astros beat the Atlanta Braves 10-4 on Wednesday night.

Bauer, Brantley spark Indians' 5-3 win in Francona's return

Trevor Bauer pitched into the seventh inning, Michael Brantley drove in two runs and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Texas Rangers 5-3 on Wednesday night in manager Terry Francona's return to the team.

Rangers activate LHP Cole Hamels to start against Cleveland

Texas Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels has been activated from the 10-day disabled list in time to start Monday against the Cleveland Indians.

Astros' Springer suffers hand injury, leaves game

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer suffered a left hand contusion after being struck by a 92-mph fastball from Jesse Hahn leading off Thursday against the Oakland Athletics.

Reddick's big day lifts Astros over Athletics 12-9

Josh Reddick homered and scored four runs, Jake Marisnick and Marwin Gonzalez each went deep and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 12-9 on Thursday.

Gomez homers twice, Texas wins 11-4 for split with Blue Jays

Carlos Gomez homered twice to drive in five runs and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-4 on Thursday for a split of the four-game series.

Rangers start fast, get back to .500 with 6-1 win over Jays

Carlos Gomez homered in a four-run first inning, Nick Martinez allowed two hits while taking a shutout into the seventh and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday night.

Former Lufkin Panther Trey Cumbie drafted by Houston Astros

Houston Baseball saw two Cougars selected by respective Major League Baseball organizations on the final day of the 2017 MLB Draft as Trey Cumbie (38th/1141) and Cooper Coldiron(39th/1185) were selected by the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs, respectively.

Odor's 2 homers lift Rangers over Astros 4-2

Rougned Odor hit a solo homer in the seventh inning and his tiebreaking two-run shot in the eighth lifted the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

Nacogdoches' Brigham Hill gets drafted by Washington Nationals

Nacogdoches native Brigham Hill was drafted by the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. The Nationals selected Hill in the fifth round as the 163rd pick.

Astros pound Twins 17-6 to complete sweep

George Springer reached base in all six plate appearances and hit two of Houston's season-high six home runs to lead the Astros to their seventh straight victory, 17-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.

Centeno's homer helps Astros over Tigers 6-2

Juan Centeno and Yuli Gurriel homered to help the Houston Astros to a 6-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.

Bogaerts has 3 hits, 3 RBIs as Red Sox beat Rangers 11-6

Xander Bogaerts had three hits and three RBIs, Dustin Pedroia had a two-run double during a four-run sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 11-6 on Tuesday night.

Peacock, Astros 1-hit Tigers to 1-0 win

Brad Peacock and three relievers combined for a one-hitter and Jose Altuve provided the offense with an RBI double to lead the Houston Astros to 1-0  in over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.

Napoli's 2nd homer ends Rangers' 5-2 victory over Padres

Mike Napoli's second homer was a game-ending three-run shot and the Texas Rangers beat the San Diego Padres 5-2 on Thursday night.

Astros nail Ellsbury, stop Yankees 3-2 for 4th win in a row

Defensive replacement Jake Marisnick made a perfect throw from left field to nail Jacoby Ellsbury at the plate for the final out and the Houston Astros held off the New York Yankees 3-2 on Thursday night in a matchup between teams with the best records in baseball.

Rangers score trio of runs without hits, beat Padres 4-3

Delino DeShields scored the tiebreaking run on a throwing error in the seventh, two innings after going home on a balk, and the Texas Rangers beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Wednesday night.

Correa leads Astros over Braves 4-2

Carlos Correa had two doubles and two RBIs to help the Houston Astros to a 4-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday to give them the best 34-game start in franchise history.

Griffin dominates hometown Padres 11-0, Rangers hit 3 homers

A.J. Griffin dominated his hometown San Diego Padres with a four-hitter for his second career shutout, and Joey Gallo and Ryan Rua homered off Jered Weaver in the Texas Rangers' 11-0 victory Tuesday.

Gallo, Odor, Andrus HR, Texas tops Astros 10-4 to end skid

Joey Gallo homered and drove in three runs, Rougned Odor and Elvis Andrus also homered and the Texas Rangers stopped a season-worst four-game skid, beating the Houston Astros 10-4 on Thursday.

Texas lefty Hamels expected to miss 8 weeks with side strain

The Texas Rangers say left-hander Cole Hamels is expected to miss eight weeks because of a strained right oblique.

Tempers flare as Astros beat Rangers 6-2 in series opener

Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and Yuli Gurriel each hit RBI doubles in a five-run seventh inning that lifted the Houston Astros to a 6-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Monday night in a game that included a benches-clearing tussle.

Beltran homers, Astros come back to beat Rays 6-3

Carlos Beltran, playing three days before his 40th birthday, led off the second inning with his 423rd home run, and the Houston Astros rallied past the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Friday night.

Gallo, Chirinos each homer twice as Rangers top Royals 6-2

Joey Gallo and Robinson Chirinos each homered twice to back a season-high eight innings from Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Friday night.

Rangers release Josh Hamilton after another knee injury

The Texas Rangers have released Josh Hamilton from his minor league contract after another knee injury, perhaps signaling the end of the 2010 AL MVP's career.

Three-run blast by Pujols helps Angels over Astros, 5-2

Albert Pujols hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 5-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night and snap a six-game skid.

Altuve, bullpen rally Astros past Mariners 10-5

Jose Altuve hit three singles and drew two walks, helping the Houston Astros overcome an early five-run deficit and rally past the Seattle Mariners 10-5 on Wednesday night.

Yu Darvish dominates, Texas Rangers pound Angels again, 8-3

Yu Darvish pitched seven scoreless innings and Carlos Gomez hit a leadoff homer in the Texas Rangers' comprehensive 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday.

Keuchel, Correa lead Astros over Mariners 3-0

Dallas Keuchel allowed two hits over seven innings, Luke Gregerson and Ken Giles completed the three-hitter and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 3-0 on Monday night in their opener.

AL champion Indians rally in 9th, win opener 8-5 at Texas

AL champion Indians rally in 9th, win opener 8-5 at Texas.

Rangers' Hamilton has another surgery on balky left knee

Josh Hamilton has had another surgery on his balky left knee, ending any chance of the 2010 AL MVP making the Texas Rangers' opening day roster.

Mike Napoli, Rangers working on another reunion

Mike Napoli and the Texas Rangers are working on contract to reunite again, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because talks were ongoing.

Chicago Cub and World Series Champion, Gary Jones, visits Cushing ISD

Not many can say they've ever met a World Series Champion, but that all changed for the students at Cushing ISD Thursday morning. A Chicago Cub came through Cushing, off from his World Series win, and you may be thinking Chicago is a long way from East Texas.

Cardinals lose top 2 picks, must pay Astros $2M for hacking

Major League Baseball has ordered the St. Louis Cardinals to forfeit their top two picks in this year's amateur draft and pay Houston $2 million as compensation for hacking the Astros email system and scouting database.

Texas Rangers presents $10,000 grant to Nacogdoches Youth Softball Association

Thomas J. Rusk Academy in Nacogdoches was paid a special visit by the Texas Rangers on Monday. In the building they had outfielder Delino DeShields, newly signed infielder Will Middlebrooks and announcer Tom Grieve. The trip also came with a big check worth $10,000 that was granted to the Nacogdoches Youth Softball Association.

Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez have been elected to baseball's Hall of Fame, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short.

Former AC Roadrunner Josh Tomlin leaves World Series run behind to focus on the future

The offseason is a term you take lightly as a professional athlete. Enjoy some time off, but there is still work to be done preparing for the upcoming year. For former Angelina College Roadrunner Josh Tomlin, he's already back on the grind.

Red Sox trade pitcher Clay Buchholz to Phillies

The Red Sox have traded right-hander Clay Buchholz to the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league second baseman Josh Tobias.

Derek Holland agrees to $6M, 1-year contract with White Sox

The White Sox added to their starting rotation, agreeing to a $6 million, one-year contract with left-hander Derek Holland.

Beltran, Astros finalize $16 million, 1-year contract

Carlos Beltran and the Houston Astros have finalized a $16 million, one-year contract. Beltran was to be introduced Monday at Minute Maid Park.      The Astros have been busy boosting their lineup since missing the playoffs, trading for catcher Brian McCann and adding free-agent outfielder Josh Reddick.

Former AC Roadrunner Andrew Cashner signs deal with Texas Rangers

Former Angelina College Roadrunner Andrew Cashner will be returning to his native state after signing a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers on Friday. According to ESPN, the right-hander signed a contract worth $10 million.

Indians' Kluber to start World Series opener against Cubs

Indians ace Corey Kluber will start Game 1 of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs. Manager Terry Francona said Sunday that he will go with Kluber, an 18-ame winner during the regular season, in the opener on Tuesday night. The right-hander is 2-1 with a 0.98 ERA in his first postseason. Francona has right-handers Trevor Bauer and Josh Tomlin penciled in for Games 2 and 3.

Tomlin, Indians advance to World Series

Former Texas Tech baseball pitching standout Josh Tomlin and the Cleveland Indians finished off the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, closing out the 4-1 American League Championship Series win to advance to the 2016 World Series.

Former Roadrunners Buchholz, Tomlin face off in AL Division Series Game 3

When the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians square off in Sunday's Game 3 of the American League Division Series, the starting pitchers for each team will include a former Angelina College Roadrunner facing another former AC Roadrunner.

Estrada, Blue Jays romp in ALDS opener at Texas, Bautista HR

Marco Estrada took a shutout into the ninth inning, Jose Bautista hit a long, punctuating three-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays opened their AL Division Series rematch with a 10-1 romp over the Texas Rangers on Thursday.

Bat flip, punch and now Blue Jays-Rangers ALDS rematch

There was Jose Bautista's emphatic bat flip after his tiebreaking homer in the ALDS-clinching game last October, and then Rougned Odor's punch in May that ignited a bench-clearing brawl the last time the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays played.

Encarnacion's 11th-inning HR lifts Jays over O's, into ALDS

Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning off Ubaldo Jimenez, and Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 in Tuesday night's AL wild card game to advance to a Division Series matchup against Texas.

Altuve and Bregman injured, but Astros beat Rangers 8-4

Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman both left with injuries, but George Springer and Teoscar Hernandez homered, helping the Houston Astros keep their fading playoff hopes alive with an 8-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.