Andrew Cashner - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Andrew Cashner Tempers flare as baseball's division rivalries turn hostile The Orioles and Red Sox play each other again in early June, as do the Astros and Rangers. Perhaps by then, cooler heads can prevail. If not, the umpires in those series will have their work cut out for them. Tempers flared in Boston and Houston this week, with divisional rivalries descending into open hostility. Manny Machado of the Or... Fri, 05 May 2017 07:04:00 GMT 2017-05-05T07:04:00Z LEADING OFF: Miggy's back, Texas tussle, aces up A look at what's happening all around the majors today: MIGGY MENDED Miguel Cabrera is expected to come off the disabled list and play for the Tigers against Cleveland. The star slugger has been out since April 21 because of a groin injury, but looked good in batting practice Monday. He is hitting .268 with three hom... Tue, 02 May 2017 06:42:00 GMT 2017-05-02T06:42:00Z Benches clear after tempers flare in Rangers-Astros game HOUSTON (AP) — Tempers have flared in the first game of a series between the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros, and it led to both benches clearing and some pushing and shoving but no ejections. Texas starter Andrew Cashner had already plunked both Jose Altuve and Yuli Gurriel when Houston pitcher Lance McCullers threw behind Mike Napoli in the sixth inning Monday night. ... Tue, 02 May 2017 02:03:00 GMT 2017-05-02T02:03:00Z LEADING OFF: Machado, O's in Beantown after near-beaning A look at what's happening all around the majors today: BIRDS IN BEANTOWN The Orioles face Boston at Fenway Park in their first meeting since tempers flared a week ago at Camden Yards. Manny Machado rankled the Red Sox with a late slide into second baseman Dustin Pedroia, then two days later, Matt Barnes buzzed the B... Mon, 01 May 2017 06:19:00 GMT 2017-05-01T06:19:00Z Mariners' Paxton gets scoreless streak to 21 IP, beats Texas SEATTLE (AP) — James Paxton is off to a record-setting start for the Seattle Mariners. The left-hander extended his season-opening scoreless streak to 21 innings, shutting down the Texas Rangers with eight innings of two-hit ball in Seattle's 5-0 win Saturday night. Paxton (2-0) struck out nine and his only walk was to the first batter ... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 05:11:00 GMT 2017-04-16T05:11:00Z Lindor slam gives AL champ Indians opening sweep of Rangers ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Francisco Lindor's go-ahead grand slam in the ninth inning off suddenly shaky Texas closer Sam Dyson triggered a litany of firsts for Cleveland's budding star shortstop. And that list of milestones was a lot more fun to talk about than his botched defensive play that jeopardized the Indians' bid at a season-opening sweep. ... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 04:56:00 GMT 2017-04-06T04:56:00Z Beltre to go on DL; Rangers top Royals in spring finale ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers are ready for the start of the regular season. Adrian Beltre isn't. Beltre will go on the disabled list to begin his 20th major league season, Rangers manager Jeff Banister said after Texas beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 to end the teams' exhibition schedule on Saturday. Tigh... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 22:51:00 GMT 2017-04-01T22:51:00Z Texas Rangers head to spring after 'incomplete mission' ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have been AL West champions in each of manager Jeff Banister's first two seasons, and their 95 wins last year were the most in the American League. That is a lot to celebrate. But not nearly enough after another AL Division Series loss to Toronto and again coming up short of that elusive World Series title . ... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:10:00 GMT 2017-02-10T18:10:00Z