With balls flying out of stadiums at a record pace, we look at each franchise's all-time greatest long ball moments, from David Ortiz and Ken Griffey Jr. to B.J. Upton and Mike Hampton.
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As the Astros debuted safety netting extensions Mon., the Braves announced plans via Twitter to extend netting by the end of Sept. Since a toddler's May 29 head injuries at Houston on a foul liner, 3 teams — the Astros, Chisox & Nationals — have installed new netting, and 7 — the Blue Jays, Braves, Dodgers, Orioles, Pirates, Rangers & Royals — have publicly committed to it, totaling 1/3 of MLB's 30 teams.
The Los Angeles Angels returned to Texas for the first time since pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room before the start of a series at the Rangers last month, losing 8-7 in 11 innings after letting a six-run lead get away Monday night.
There's a big shuffle up top as we spotlight each team's key player heading toward the stretch run.
Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about Brian Snitker's decision to pull Ronald Acuna Jr., the severity of Chris Sale's elbow injury and the Yankees' ongoing feud with umpires (14:36). Plus, a quick interview with Anthony Rizzo (35:00) and "Cap Talk" with Todd Radom (38:02).
Jorge Polanco cleared the bases with a tiebreaking triple in the eighth inning, helping the Minnesota Twins to their first-ever four-game sweep of Texas with a 6-3 victory over the Rangers on Sunday.
C.J. Cron had a two-run home in Minnesota's six-run first inning, and the Twins went on to beat the Texas Rangers 12-7 on Saturday night.
Josh Hamilton returned to Globe Life Park for the first time since he played there for the last time in 2015 on Saturday, when he was inducted into the Rangers' hall of fame. "That was fun," he said after watching a video of his highlights with the team.
Max Kepler and Jonathan Schoop hit two-run home runs to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
Luis Arraez hit the first of three more homers by the slugging Minnesota Twins, putting them ahead to stay in a 13-6 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night.
Kolby Allard pitched 5 2/3 innings to win for the first time with Texas, Elvis Andrus had four hits and two RBI and the Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Five Blue Jays pitchers combined on a five-hitter, Teoscar Hernandez and Billy McKinney hit back-to-back home runs, and Toronto beat the slumping Texas Rangers 3-0 on Tuesday night.
Brandon Drury hit his first career grand slam, Justin Smoak had a two-run homer among his three extra-base hits, and the Toronto Blue Jays routed the Texas Rangers 19-4 Monday night.
Games in London, Puerto Rico and... Iowa? Next season's schedule has more than the usual collection of quirks.
As the Mets climb back into the race, the Yankees and Astros keep finding ways to get stronger.
Twenty-five years ago today, all major league games were canceled. Ultimately, the World Series would be lost too. On the anniversary of that infamous morning, Tim Kurkjian shares the stories of some key figures in a conflict that nearly killed the sport.
Mike Minor struck out 11 in eight innings, and the Texas Rangers beat Jordan Lyles and the Milwaukee Brewers 1-0 on Sunday to avoid a series sweep.
Adrian Houser struck out a career-high 10 and rookie Keston Hiura hit his 14th home run as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 Saturday night and extended their winning streak to five games.
Eric Thames hit a game-ending homer to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night after Josh Hader blew a save opportunity for the fourth time this season.
The Rangers have indefinitely banned a man after it was determined he directed racist comments and derogatory gestures at a Hispanic family during a game.