2018 Texas Rangers season

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2018 Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers Insignia.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Manager(s) Jeff Banister
Local television Fox Sports Southwest
(Dave Raymond, C.J. Nitkowski, Tom Grieve)
Local radio KRLD 105.3 FM (English)
(Eric Nadel, Matt Hicks, Dave Raymond)
KZMP 1540 AM (Spanish)
(Eleno Orlenas, Jerry Romo)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 2018 Texas Rangers season is the 58th of the Texas Rangers franchise overall, their 47th in Arlington as the Rangers, and their 25th season at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers began the season on March 29 against the Houston Astros and will finish the season on September 30 against the Seattle Mariners.

The Rangers completed a 5–4 triple play in their 8–6 win over the Los Angeles Angels on August 16. It was only the third 5–4 triple play in the expansion era (since 1961). It was also the first triple play since 1912 in which the batter was not retired.[1] The Rangers set a new club record with 13 extra-base hits in a game against the Minnesota Twins on September 2.[2]

Opening Day lineup[edit]

 3 Delino DeShields CF
13 Joey Gallo 1B
 1 Elvis Andrus SS
29 Adrián Beltré 3B
30 Nomar Mazara RF
17 Shin-Soo Choo DH
61 Robinson Chirinos C
12 Rougned Odor 2B
16 Ryan Rua LF
35 Cole Hamels P
Source: [3]

Standings[edit]

American League West[edit]

American League West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Houston Astros 95 57 0.625 43–35 52–22
Oakland Athletics 91 61 0.599 4 47–30 44–31
Seattle Mariners 84 68 0.553 11 41–33 43–35
Los Angeles Angels 75 77 0.493 20 37–38 38–39
Texas Rangers 64 88 0.421 31 32–46 32–42


American League Wild Card[edit]

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Boston Red Sox 103 49 0.678
Houston Astros 95 57 0.625
Cleveland Indians 85 66 0.563


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 93 58 0.616 +2½
Oakland Athletics 91 61 0.599
Tampa Bay Rays 85 66 0.563
Seattle Mariners 84 68 0.553 7
Los Angeles Angels 75 77 0.493 16
Minnesota Twins 71 81 0.467 20
Toronto Blue Jays 69 83 0.454 22
Texas Rangers 64 88 0.421 27
Detroit Tigers 61 91 0.401 30
Chicago White Sox 59 92 0.391 31½
Kansas City Royals 52 100 0.342 39
Baltimore Orioles 44 108 0.289 47


Record against opponents[edit]

2018 American League Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 2–14 3–4 2–5 2–4 0–3 2–4 1–5 1–6 6-10 1–5 1–6 8–11 3–4 4–14 7–13
Boston 14–2 3–4 2–2 4–2 3–4 5–1 6–0 4–3 8–6 2–4 4–3 11–8 6–1 15–4 16–4
Chicago 4–3 4–3 3–11 7–12 0–7 11–8 2–5 7–8 2–4 2–5 2–4 4–2 4–3 2–4 5–12
Cleveland 5–2 2–2 11–3 13–6 3–4 10–5 3–3 10–9 2–5 2–4 2–5 2–4 4–2 3–4 12–8
Detroit 4–2 2–4 12–7 6–13 1–5 6–9 3–4 6–8 3–4 0–7 3–4 2–4 3–4 4–3 6–11
Houston 3–0 4–3 7–0 4–3 5–1 5–1 10–6 4–2 2–5 12–7 8–9 3–4 12–7 2–1 13–7
Kansas City 4–2 1–5 8–11 5–10 9–6 1–5 1–6 10–9 2–5 2–5 1–5 0–7 2–5 2–5 4–12
Los Angeles 5–1 0–6 5–2 3–3 4–3 6–10 6–1 4–3 1–5 7–6 8–11 1–6 10–6 4–3 10–10
Minnesota 6–1 3–4 8–7 9–10 8–6 2–4 9–10 3–4 2–5 1–3 1–5 3–4 2–4 4–2 8–12
New York 10–6 6–8 4–2 5–2 4–3 5–2 5–2 5–1 5–2 3–3 5–1 7–8 4–3 13–6 11–9
Oakland 5–1 4–2 5–2 4–2 7–0 7–12 5–2 6–7 3–1 3–3 7–9 2–5 13–6 7–0 12–8
Seattle 6–1 3–4 4–2 5–2 4–3 9–8 5–1 11–8 5–1 1–5 9–7 6–1 6–6 3–4 6–14
Tampa Bay 11–8 8–11 2–4 4–2 4–2 4–3 7–0 6–1 4–3 8–7 5–2 1–6 3–1 9–3 7–13
Texas 4–3 1–6 3–4 2–4 4–3 7–12 5–2 6–10 4–2 3–4 6–13 6–6 1–3 3–3 9–11
Toronto 14–4 4–15 4–2 4–3 3–4 1–2 5–2 3–4 2–4 6–13 0–7 4–3 3–9 3–3 13–7

Updated with the results of all games through September 17, 2018.


Game log[edit]

2018 Game Log 64–88 (Home: 32–46; Away: 32–42)

Detailed records[edit]

Roster[edit]

Texas Rangers roster
Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Pitchers

Catchers




Manager

Coaches

60-day disabled list


34 active, 5 inactive

Injury icon 2.svg 7- or 10-day disabled list
dagger Suspended list
# Personal leave
Roster and coaches updated September 10, 2018
TransactionsDepth chart

All MLB rosters

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League Jason Wood
AA Frisco RoughRiders Texas League Joe Mikulik
A-Advanced Down East Wood Ducks Carolina League Spike Owen
A Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League Matt Hagen
A-Short Season Spokane Indians Northwest League
Rookie AZL Rangers Arizona League Matt Siegel
Rookie DSL Rangers Dominican Summer League Chad Comer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rangers turn rare 5-4 triple play in win over Angels". ESPN.com. August 17, 2018. Retrieved August 17, 2018. 
  2. ^ Dotson, Wesley (September 2, 2018). "Rangers use 9-run 6th to cruise behind Mendez". MLB. Retrieved September 5, 2018. 
  3. ^ Sullivan, T.R. (March 28, 2018). "Texas Rangers announce 2018 Opening Day lineup". MLB. Retrieved April 14, 2018. 

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