Lone Star Series

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Lone Star Series
Houston Astros cap logo.svg
Houston Astros
Texas Rangers Insignia.svg
Texas Rangers
First meeting June 8, 2001
The Ballpark in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Latest meeting June 10, 2018
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Next meeting July 3, 2018
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Statistics
Meetings total 181
Regular season series 106–75, Rangers
Largest victory 18–3, Rangers (May 21, 2005)

The Lone Star Series (also known as the Silver Boot Series) is a Major League Baseball (MLB) rivalry featuring Texas's two major league franchises, the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers. It is an outgrowth of the "natural rivalry" established by MLB as part of interleague play as the Rangers are a member of the American League (AL) and the Astros were a member of the National League (NL) until 2012. During interleague play, the winner of the six game series was awarded the Silver Boot, a 30-inch (760 mm) tall display of a size 15 cowboy boot cast in silver, complete with a custom, handmade spur. If the series was split (3 to 3), the winner was the club which scored the most runs over the course of the series. In 2013, the Astros joined the American League West with the Rangers and changed their rivalry from an interleague to an intra-division rivalry.

History[edit]

19th century: the beginning of baseball in Texas[edit]

The birth of baseball in Texas happened just prior to the Civil War in 1861 with the formation of the Houston Base Ball Club to promote the game the same way Alexander Cartwright had during the 1840s with the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club in Manhattan. Baseball was played in Galveston and other Lone Star locations prior to the Civil War.[1] The distribution of the game was interrupted by the Civil War but would pick up by the end of the war.[2] Baseball was played during the Civil War mostly by Yankees but occasionally by Confederates. A humorous story by Texas-based Union soldier George A. Putnam told of a baseball game interrupted by Confederate gunfire. Putnam stated:

On April 21, 1867, the first occurrence of a baseball game was taken into account by the Houston Post. At the San Jacinto Battlegrounds near Houston, where General Sam Houston led Texas to triumph in the War of Independence from Mexico in 1836, a baseball game took place on the anniversary now celebrated as San Jacinto Day. The Houston Stonewalls defeated the Galveston Robert E. Lees, 35–2, that rivaled the result of what originally happened on the same site.[4]

Baseball spread throughout the state in the next two decades as a popular amateur game. The influence of what Houston had done in the early 1860s, those who acquired the nuances of the game from Civil War travels, and experience of immigrants who moved to Texas during the Reconstruction Era helped in organizing the sport and bringing more attention to the game in the state of Texas. Scarcely a generation after the state's first recorded game in 1867, Texas fielded 100 minor league clubs—more than any other state.[5]

The acceptance of baseball had greatly expanded throughout Texas by the end of the 19th century. Houston was the founding member of the Texas League in 1888 and also won their first league pennant the next year. The Houston ballclub went by the nicknames of Babies, Red Stockings, Mud Cats, Magnolias, and Wanderers[6] before the Houston Buffaloes name became permanent around the turn of the 20th century.

20th century: Growth and popularity of baseball in Texas[edit]

The roots of the Lone Star Series started in the late 19th century and early 20th century in the Texas League. There were teams in Austin, Beaumont, Cleburne, Corsicana, Fort Worth, Galveston, Greenville, Paris, San Antonio, Sherman, Temple, Texarkana, Waco as well as Dallas and Houston. (Both the Rangers and Astros have teams in present-day Double A Texas League. The Rangers' affiliate is the Frisco Roughriders while the Astros' affiliate is the Corpus Christi Hooks.) Along with the Texas League, there have been many baseball leagues that briefly existed in Texas or included at least one team from the Lone Star State such as: Lone Star Colored League of Texas,[7] Negro American League, Colored Texas League, Texas Negro League, Texas-Oklahoma Negro League, South Texas Negro League,[8] West Texas Negro League, Mexican National League, Central Baseball League, American Association, All-American Association, South Central League, Arkansas State League, Cotton States League, Rio Grande Valley League, Rio Grande Association, Southwestern League, Panhandle-Pecos Valley League, Longhorn League, North Texas League, West Texas–New Mexico League, Sooner State League, Arizona–Texas League, Lone Star League, Big State League, Gulf States League, East Texas League, Texas Association, Arkansas–Texas League, West Texas League, South Texas League, Middle Texas League, Central Texas League, Texas-Southern League, Texas–Louisiana League, Texas Valley League, Texas–Oklahoma League, Southwest Texas League, Evangeline League, West Dixie League, Gulf Coast League, Western Association, and Sophomore League and also including present-day Pacific Coast League, United League Baseball, Texas Collegiate League, Continental Baseball League, Texas Winter League, and American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.

Long before professional baseball came to Texas, college baseball also has been a staple of Texas culture. Outside of the Lone Star Shootout, college baseball in Texas is overwhelmingly popular and has some intense in-state rivalries such as the Battle of the Brazos between Texas A&M and Baylor University, the Silver Glove series as part of the Houston-Rice rivalry, the Holy War between Baylor and TCU, Battle of the Piney Woods between Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin State University, and the Lone Star Showdown between the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies. Other in-state rivalries include Sam Houston State-Rice, Texas-Rice, Texas State-Rice, Texas State–University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas Tech-Baylor, Texas-Texas Tech, Texas Tech-Texas A&M, Texas-Baylor, Sam Houston State-Houston, Texas SouthernPrairie View A&M, St. Mary'sUniversity of the Incarnate Word, Dallas BaptistHouston Baptist as well as other esoteric rivalries. Tournaments, like the Southwest Diamond Classic in Frisco, Texas, Whataburger College Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Houston College Classic played at Minute Maid Park, take place there in late February because of the more convenient, warmer weather. Texas collegiate baseball programs can be found throughout the different levels of the NCAA. 1-A conferences that include Texas collegiate baseball are the American Athletic Conference, Big 12 Conference, Conference USA, and the Mountain West Conference as well as the Southland Conference, Southwestern Athletic Conference, and 1-A Independent teams, UTPA and Dallas Baptist. (TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Rice, Houston, Baylor, and SMU (ceased operations after 1980) baseball programs once belonged together to the Southwest Conference before 1996; Clark Field, Dan Law Field, Olsen Field, and TCU Diamond are just some of the ballparks that played host to Southwest Conference baseball over the course of the SWC.) Other conferences that include one or more Texas collegiate baseball programs are the Heartland Conference, Lone Star Conference, American Southwest Conference, Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, Red River Athletic Conference, Sooner Athletic Conference, Southwest Junior College Conference., Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Western Junior College Athletic Conference, and NAIA independent schools (University of Houston–Victoria).

The Lone Star Series was the consequence of many things that happened to Texas in the 1950s: population shift westward from metropolitan areas on the East Coast, the space program, more modernized higher education, and the formation of the brief Continental League resulting in expansion in Major League Baseball shortly thereafter.

1962: Texas has its first major league team, the Colt .45s[edit]

Prior to 1962, there were no Major League Baseball teams in Texas until the Houston Colt .45's of the National League. They played in Colt Stadium for the first three years of existence, fighting against hot and humid weather and outrageously large mosquitoes, which also had an effect on the fans.[9] Unbelievably, they did not play a Sunday night baseball game at home until June 9, 1963, which was also the major leagues' first Sunday night game.[10] The Astros, as they came to be with the new all-weathered Harris County Domed Stadium, really did not have a strong rivalry with any team in the NL, except for the St. Louis Cardinals and later on the Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves.

During the planning of the second wave of expansion in the big leagues in 1968, the National League considered putting a new team in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by an overwhelming majority of its owners. However, Judge Roy Hofheinz did not want it to happen or allow it because he owned all the television and radio rights in Texas for Astros ballgames. The other owners were in favor, except Hofheinz, of having a rivalry approaching the intensity of the Dodgers–Giants rivalry in the Senior Circuit. San Diego and Montreal were selected instead.[11] The Dallas-Fort Worth area would have to wait four more years for a team to arrive when the Senators (see below) moved to Arlington, Texas. It would be another 32 years before there was a meeting between the Rangers and Astros.

1972: Washington Senators move to Arlington to become the Rangers[edit]

Before they were the Texas Rangers, the team belonged to the Beltway as the second version of the Washington Senators where they played mediocre baseball most of the time for the first 11 years of existence. They replaced the old Washington Senators who had moved to Minnesota to become the Twins in 1961. The new Senators changed into the Texas Rangers in time for the 1972 season and so a rivalry was born. (At one time, the Kansas City Athletics were interested in moving to the Dallas/Fort Worth area in the early 1960s but were voted down, 9–1, by the other American League owners.)[12][13] The Astros have been in Texas ten years longer than the Rangers, but the Senators/Rangers franchise is one year older than the Astros. They met, starting in 1992, at the end of Spring training with the Rangers winning 2–0 claiming the very first Silver Boot. On April 1, 1993, Nolan Ryan returned to the Astrodome as a member of the Texas Rangers in front of 53,657, the biggest crowd to see a big league game in Texas up to that point. The Rangers won the last two exhibition games, a 6–5 victory in Arlington in 1999 and a 9–3 victory at Houston in 2000, before the two teams met for the first time in regular season in 2001.[14]

First meeting and interleague rivalry[edit]

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Nolan Ryan's number 34 was retired by the Houston Astros in 1996.
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Nolan Ryan's number 34 was retired by the Texas Rangers in 1996.

One year before their first official matchup in Interleague Play, both teams retired the number of Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan who had successful runs with both teams. According to Mike Lamb and Mark Teixeira, the Rangers-Astros "rivalry" is more for the fans of Texas than like a bitter rivalry (e.g. Windy City Series).[15][16] On July 1, 2006, Gary Matthews Jr. made an unbelievable catch by taking away a home run from Houston Astros first baseman Mike Lamb in the top of the 8th inning.[17][18] While with the Astros for two years, Roger Clemens never pitched against the Rangers in twelve Lone Star Series matchups. Only four players have played for both the Rangers and Astros against their in-state opponent since 2001. Those players are: Doug Brocail,[19][20] Mike Lamb,[21][22] Richard Hidalgo,[23][24] and Ivan "Pudge" Rodríguez.[25][26] Minute Maid Park and Rangers Ballpark in Arlington both had been using Sea Isle 1 turf through the 2008 season rather than natural grass because of the aggressive Texas summer heat. Before the 2009 season, the Astros chose to replace the previous surface in their respective ballpark with a more durable sod that requires less sunlight than other natural grass turf systems.[27] Beginning in 2008, the Lone Star Series saw for the first time two African-American managers go head-to-head against one another, the Astros' Cecil Cooper and the Rangers' Ron Washington which lasted for two years. There has only been one rainout in the history of the Lone Star Series. A game scheduled for Sunday June 30, 2002 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington was unceremoniously postponed due to rain and rescheduled for Monday September 2. The Rangers won the last matchup of the year against the Astros, 7–2, in front of a minuscule crowd of 24,468, but the Astros won the Silver Boot regardless of the outcome of the game.[28] The contrast between the Rangers and Astros in their ballpark histories, and uniform histories are very apparent. The Rangers, since 1972, have always played in open-air stadiums (Arlington Stadium and Rangers Ballpark in Arlington) while the Astros have mostly played in indoor stadiums (Astrodome and Minute Maid Park). While the Rangers have traditionally worn variations of red, white, and blue to represent the Lone Star flag, the Astros have changed color schemes (e.g. Shooting Star of the late 1960s, Rainbow Guts) and logos many times throughout their history. Other differences, not related to baseball, include the weather during the summer, population, cultural, and allegiance preferences between the different regions of Texas. Both Houston, Texas and Arlington, Texas have humid subtropical climates; however, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex mostly has dry winds in the summer (and icy conditions in the winter, with some frost at night) compared to Greater Houston's severe relative humidity and minimal wind except near the coast (and milder winter conditions). The Metroplex is inland located in North Texas while Houston is in the face of the Gulf of Mexico in Southeast Texas. The city of Dallas has the 9th largest population in the United States and 3rd largest population in Texas; the city of Houston has the 4th largest population in the United States and largest population in Texas. The Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex is the 4th largest metropolitan area in the US, while the Greater Houston area is the 5th largest in the US Since their inductions into Major League Baseball, there have been only 59 players to play for the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers. Some notable names are Ken Caminiti, Richard Hidalgo, Mike Lamb and Carlos Lee.[29] But out of those 59, only 3 have played their entire careers for both teams, Chuck Jackson, Mike Richardt & Mike Simms.[30] On February 6, 2008, Nolan Ryan became the Rangers' team president after being the special assistant to general manager, scouting players, and holding pitching camps with the Astros for the past three seasons.[31] (Nolan Ryan was also the only person to be named DHL Hometown Hero by two organizations, the Rangers and Astros, respectively.)[32][33] On August 18, 2009, the Rangers acquired Iván Rodríguez in a trade from the Houston Astros to help them down the stretch for the purpose of achieving their first playoff appearance in ten years. It will be Rodriguez's second stint with Texas.[34] On September 14, 2010, the Houston Astros Triple-A affiliate, the Round Rock Express, announced that they would become the Texas Rangers new minor league affiliate. This left the Houston Astros without a Triple-A team and the Texas Rangers old Triple-A team, the Oklahoma City RedHawks without a parent club. On September 20, 2010, the Houston Astros made the Oklahoma City RedHawks their own affiliate. These changes went into effect immediately due to neither team making the play-offs but changes won't be seen until the 2011 Season.

1997–2012: First official meetings and interleague play[edit]

During the 1997 off-season, "radical" realignment plans were bandied around about possibly rearranging teams from one league to another, especially Houston and Texas. In order to cut down on traveling costs and align teams together based on geography, the MLB owners came up with many plans to put the Astros and Rangers in a more suitable placement together. However, the American League and National League would lose their respective identities in the process.[35][36][37] (The only move was the Brewers from the AL Central to the NL Central.) One of the plans in 2000 even featured the Texas Rangers in a six-team AL Central, so that they would be with other teams in the Central Time Zone, while the fledging Arizona Diamondbacks would have had to leave the NL West for the AL West to replace the Rangers.[38] During the 2005–06 off-season, the Florida Marlins were considering moving to San Antonio, among other cities, due to the lack of funding for a new stadium. Another professional baseball team in Texas, whether by relocation or expansion, in either league would create greater rivalries, similar to the kind in the NBA with the Spurs, Mavericks, and Rockets, and possible realignment issues.[39]

The Lone Star Series was not conceived until 2001, four years after interleague play began. It was only logical to have the Rangers and Astros matched together since they are the only MLB teams representing Texas. Since both played in two different divisions (AL West and NL Central, respectively), Major League Baseball had to rectify the oversight even though interleague play would not be rotated from division to division on a yearly basis until 2002.

On July 1, 2006, Rangers outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. stole a home run from Astro Mike Lamb in what was considered one of the greatest catches of the decade according to MLB Network.

2013–present: Interleague rivalry to division rivalry – Astros join the American League[edit]

Houston plays Texas at Globe Life Park in Arlington during the 2013 edition of the Lone Star Series

Major League Baseball approved the sale of the Astros on November 11, 2011 to Jim Crane on the condition they join the American League West. The Rangers, located in the central time zone, had many of their games start late in the pacific time zone due to the Angels, Athletics and Mariners all being located on the west coast. To help ease the Rangers' schedule, Commissioner Bud Selig required that the Astros join the AL West in 2013 so both teams would have another division rival in relatively close geographical proximity to one another while ensuring that both the AL West and the National League Central both would have the same number of teams as the other divisions. The move's consequence for the rest of the league resulted in all teams having to play interleague games year round due to the odd number of teams in each league.

The Astros and Rangers played each other on Opening Day on March 31, 2013, with the Astros winning convincingly at home. The next game, Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was one out away from a perfect game when Marwin González hit a single through Darvish's legs.

In April 2015, a brawl started between Rougned Odor and Hank Conger; the brawl escalated when Astros manager AJ Hinch shoved Prince Fielder, which was followed by Rangers manager Jeff Bannister yelling in Hinch's face, "Don't touch my guy!"[40] In September 2015, with both teams in contention for the playoffs, the Astros and Rangers faced each other in a pivotal series, with Texas sweeping all four games. The Rangers, who entered the series 1.5 games behind Houston for the AL West lead, ended the series leading the Astros by 2.5 games.[41] The Rangers would go on to clinch the 2015 AL West Division title, while the Astros entered the 2015 playoffs as a Wild Card team. The Rangers marked the AL West division title by taunting the Astros with a parody of the Astros "Come And Take It!" campaign by proclaiming "We Came And Took It!" during a game at Globe Life Stadium.[42]

In 2017, the rivalry between the Astros and Rangers continued to heat up. During a radio interview Rangers Manager Jeff Bannister was quoted as saying, "All I know is they get to put Houston on their chest, we get to put Texas on ours." Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. would fire back on Twitter stating, “It’s because nobody knows what Arlington is."[43] Later in the 2017 season after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston controversy arose when the Astros and Rangers could not negotiate swapping series forcing the Astros to play a series of home games against the Rangers at the Tampa Bay Rays' stadium in Florida.[44] The Rangers would go on to win the series in Tropicana field 2-1 but would go on to lose the season series 7-12. The Astros would go on to sweep the Rangers in the final 3 games of the series and outscore the Rangers 42-8 in the final 4 games.[45] The Rangers did not make the 2017 playoffs and the Astros would go on to clinch their first World Series championship, the first World Series Championship in the Astros-Rangers rivalry, and the first World Series title for the State of Texas.[46]

Notable players who played on both teams[edit]

Lone Star Series results[edit]

2014 Silver Boot Trophy
Year Series Winner Texas W Houston W Texas Runs Houston Runs Notes
2001 Rangers 3 3 44 28 Rangers win tiebreaker outscoring Astros
2002 Astros 2 4 32 33
2003 Astros 2 4 27 38
2004 Rangers 3 3 42 29 Rangers win tiebreaker outscoring Astros
2005 Rangers 4 2 37 19 Astros win NL Pennant
2006 Astros 2 4 17 27
2007 Rangers 4 2 49 28
2008 Rangers 3 3 34 28 Rangers win tiebreaker outscoring Astros
2009 Rangers 5 1 31 18
2010 Rangers 5 1 40 18 Rangers win AL Pennant
2011 Rangers 4 2 26 24 Rangers win AL Pennant
2012 Rangers 5 1 38 16 Last year of interleague series
2013 Rangers 17 2 126 69 First year as division rivals in the AL West
2014 Astros 8 11 69 81
2015 Rangers 13 6 108 80
2016 Rangers 15 4 92 70
2017 Astros 7 12 83 118 Three Astros home games played at Tropicana Field due to Hurricane Harvey

Astros win the World Series

2018 Astros 4 10 44 79
Overall Rangers (12–6) 106 75 934 789

Game by Game[edit]

2001

Date Winning Team Losing Team Score Inn WP LP SV HR Ballpark Att
6/8/2001 Astros Rangers 5-4 11 Octavio Dotel Tim Crabtree Mike Jackson HOU - Moises Alou; TEX - Rusty Greer, Ivan Rodriguez The Ballpark in Arlington 47,120
6/9/2001 Rangers Astros 16-4 Rick Helling Kent Bottenfield HOU - Craig Biggio, Moises Alou; TEX - Ivan Rodriguez (2), Gabe Kapler, Ken Caminiti, Ruben Sierra The Ballpark in Arlington 49,603
6/10/2001 Astros Rangers 6-5 Jay Powell Jeff Zimmerman Mike Jackson HOU - Tony Eusebio, Orlando Merced; TEX - Ivan Rodriguez The Ballpark in Arlington 41,936
6/15/2001 Rangers Astros 12-9 Pat Mahomes Jay Powell Jeff Zimmerman TEX - Rafael Palmeiro, Frank Catalanotto; HOU - Moises Alou (2), Jose Vizcaino Enron Field 43,203
6/16/2001 Astros Rangers 2-1 Nelson Cruz Tim Crabtree Mike Jackson Enron Field 43,245
6/17/2001 Rangers Astros 6-2 Darren Oliver Scott Elarton TEX - Alex Rodriguez; HOU - Craig Biggio (2) Enron Field 43,277

2002

Date Winning Team Losing Team Score Inn WP LP SV HR Ballpark Att
6/14/2002 Rangers Astros 9-6 Jay Powell Nelson Cruz Randy Flores TEX - Michael Young (2), Herbert Perry Minute Maid Park 36,290
6/15/2002 Astros Rangers 4-0 Wade Miller Ismael Valdez HOU - Craig Biggio Minute Maid Park 41,149
6/16/2002 Astros Rangers 7-6 Billy Wagner John Rocker TEX - Herbert Perry, Kevin Mench; HOU - Julio Lugo (2) Minute Maid Park 41,733
6/28/2002 Astros Rangers 6-5 Roy Oswalt Chan Ho Park Billy Wagner HOU - Orlando Merced, Lance Berkman; TEX - Alex Rodriguez, Kevin Mench The Ballpark in Arlington 36,471
6/28/2002 Astros Rangers 8-5 Brandon Puffer Jay Powell Billy Wagner HOU - Geoff Blum, Lance Berkman; TEX - Frank Catalanotto, Rafael Palmeiro The Ballpark in Arlington 44,708
9/2/2002 Rangers Astros 7-2 Chan Ho Park Jeriome Robertson HOU - Alan Zinter; TEX - Todd Greene The Ballpark in Arlington 24,468

2003

Date Winning Team Losing Team Score Inn WP LP SV HR Ballpark Att
6/20/2003 Astros Rangers 12-3 Wade Miller John Thomson HOU - Adam Everett; TEX - Alex Rodriguez The Ballpark in Arlington 37,587
6/21/2003 Astros Rangers 9-5 Rodrigo Rosario Ismael Valdez HOU - Craig Biggio, Richard Hidalgo, Jeff Bagwell; TEX - Hank Blalock, Rafael Palmeiro The Ballpark in Arlington 44,072
6/22/2003 Astros Rangers 3-1 Jeriome Robertson Joaquin Benoit Billy Wagner HOU - Lance Berkman, TEX - Mark Teixeira The Ballpark in Arlington 35,442
6/27/2003 Rangers Astros 10-7 Joaquin Benoit Tim Redding TEX - Rafael Palmeiro; HOU - Lance Berkman, Morgan Ensberg, Dave Matranga, Jeff Bagwell Minute Maid Park 37,440
6/28/2003 Astros Rangers 2-0 Jeriome Robertson Tony Mounce Billy Wagner Minute Maid Park 43,077
6/29/2003 Rangers Astros 8-5 Rosman Garcia Octavio Dotel Ugueth Urbina TEX - Kevin Mench, Rafael Palmeiro Minute Maid Park 38,704

2004

Date Winning Team Losing Team Score Inn WP LP SV HR Ballpark Att
6/25/2004 Rangers Astros 3-1 Kenny Rogers Wade Miller TEX - Alfonso Soriano Ameriquest Field in Arlington 46,088
6/26/2004 Rangers Astros 8-7 Carlos Almanzar Dan Miceli Francisco Cordero HOU - Mike Lamb, Craig Biggio; TEX - Kevin Mench, Hank Blalock Ameriquest Field in Arlington 40,131
6/27/2004 Astros Rangers 1-0 Roy Oswalt Ryan Drese Brad Lidge Ameriquest Field in Arlington 43,328
7/2/2004 Astros Rangers 7-5 Roy Oswalt Carlos Almanzar Brad Lidge TEX - Mark Teixeira, David Dellucci; HOU - Morgan Ensberg Minute Maid Park 41,897
7/3/2004 Astros Rangers 10-8 Dave Weathers Doug Brocail Dan Miceli TEX - Gary Matthews, Alfonso Soriano, Michael Young; HOU - Morgan Ensberg Minute Maid Park 42,889
7/4/2004 Rangers Astros 18-3 Joaquin Benoit Andy Pettitte TEX - Kevin Mench (2), Mark Teixeira (2), Alfonso Soriano, Hank Blalock; HOU - Morgan Ensberg Minute Maid Park 41,147

2005

Date Winning Team Losing Team Score Inn WP LP SV HR Ballpark Att
5/20/2005 Rangers Astros 7-3 Kenny Rogers Brandon Backe TEX - Laynce Nix Ameriquest Field in Arlington 38,109
5/21/2005 Rangers Astros 18-3 Chris Young Ezequiel Astacio HOU - Morgan Ensberg, Adam Everett; TEX - David Dellucci (2), Rod Barajas, Mark Teixeira, Hank Blalock, Laynce Nix, Richard Hidalgo, Kevin Mench Ameriquest Field in Arlington 35,781
5/22/2005 Rangers Astros 2-0 Chan Ho Park Roy Oswalt Francisco Cordero TEX - Mark Teixeira Ameriquest Field in Arlington 40,583
6/24/2005 Astros Rangers 5-2 Roy Oswalt Ricardo Rodriguez Brad Lidge TEX - Rod Barajas, Laynce Nix; HOU - Jason Lane Minute Maid Park 36,199
6/25/2005 Rangers Astros 6-5 Chris Young Brandon Backe Francisco Cordero TEX - Michael Young (2), Rod Barajas; HOU - Lance Berkman, Morgan Ensberg, Craig Biggio Minute Maid Park 41,868
6/26/2005 Astros Rangers 3-2 10 Chad Qualls Juan Dominguez Minute Maid Park 35,331

2006

Date Winning Team Losing Team Score Inn WP LP SV HR Ballpark Att
5/19/2006 Astros Rangers 5-3 Chad Qualls Joaquin Benoit Brad Lidge Minute Maid Park 40,790
5/20/2006 Rangers Astros 6-0 Kevin Millwood Andy Pettitte TEX - Gerald Laird Minute Maid Park 41,480
5/21/2006 Astros Rangers 5-0 Taylor Buchholz John Koronka HOU - Morgan Ensberg, Jason Lane Minute Maid Park 37,979
6/30/2006 Rangers Astros 3-1 Vicente Padilla Roy Oswalt Akinori Otsuka TEX - Ian Kinsler Ameriquest Field in Arlington 40,177
7/1/2006 Astros Rangers 7-0 Taylor Buchholz John Wasdin HOU - Mike Lamb Ameriquest Field in Arlington 35,131
7/2/2006 Astros Rangers 9-5 Wandy Rodriguez Kevin Millwood Brad Lidge Ameriquest Field in Arlington 39,298

2007

Date Winning Team Losing Team Score Inn WP LP SV HR Ballpark Att
5/18/2007 Rangers Astros 7-4 Robinson Tejeda Matt Albers Eric Gagne HOU - Nelson Cruz, Ramon Vazquez Minute Maid Park 37,634
5/19/2007 Astros Rangers 6-1 Wandy Rodriguez John Koronka Minute Maid Park 41,990
5/20/2007 Rangers Astros 14-1 Brandon McCarthy Woody Williams TEX - Mark Teixeira (2), Victor Diaz (2), Ramon Vazquez, Kenny Lofton Minute Maid Park 39,938
6/22/2007 Rangers Astros 11-3 Kevin Millwood Woody Williams HOU - Lance Berkman; TEX - Sammy Sosa, Marlon Byrd, Brad Wilkerson Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 37,847
6/23/2007 Rangers Astros 7-2 Jamey Wright Roy Oswalt TEX - Gerald Laird Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 42,315
6/24/2007 Astros Rangers 12-9 10 Dan Wheeler C.J. Wilson Chad Qualls HOU - Lance Berkman, Hunter Pence; TEX - Kenny Lofton, Frank Catalanotto, Marlon Byrd, Ian Kinsler Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 31,560

2008

Date Winning Team Losing Team Score Inn WP LP SV HR Ballpark Att
5/16/2008 Rangers Astros 16-8 Jamey Wright Wesley Wright TEX - Josh Hamilton (2), Jarrod Saltalamacchia, David Murphy, Chris Shelton, Michael Young Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 32,117
5/17/2008 Rangers Astros 6-2 Vicente Padilla Roy Oswalt HOU - Lance Berkman; TEX - Milton Bradley, Marlon Byrd Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 38,534
5/18/2008 Astros Rangers 5-4 Brandon Backe Kason Gabbard Jose Valverde TEX - Milton Bradley, David Murphy Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 33,561
6/24/2008 Astros Rangers 4-3 Brian Moehler Eric Hurley Jose Valverde TEX - Ramon Vazquez; HOU - Lance Berkman Minute Maid Park 40,052
6/25/2008 Rangers Astros 3-2 Luis Mendoza Roy Oswalt C.J. Wilson TEX - Max Ramirez; HOU - Michael Bourn Minute Maid Park 32,567
6/26/2008 Astros Rangers 7-2 Wandy Rodriguez Kevin Millwood Minute Maid Park 36,506

2009

Date Winning Team Losing Team Score Inn WP LP SV HR Ballpark Att
5/22/2009 Rangers Astros 6-5 10 Darren O'Day LaTroy Hawkins Frank Francisco TEX - Elvis Andrus, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Nelson Cruz; HOU - Lance Berkman Minute Maid Park 36,017
5/23/2009 Rangers Astros 6-3 Scott Feldman Brian Moehler C.J. Wilson TEX - Nelson Cruz (2), Hank Blalock; HOU - Miguel Tejada, Geoff Blum Minute Maid Park 36,019
5/24/2009 Rangers Astros 5-0 Brandon McCarthy Mike Hampton TEX - Josh Hamilton, Ian Kinsler, Jarrod Saltalamacchia Minute Maid Park 36,749
6/16/2009 Rangers Astros 6-1 Kevin Millwood Wandy Rodriguez HOU - Ivan Rodriguez; TEX - Ian Kinsler (2), David Murphy Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 21,676
6/17/2009 Rangers Astros 5-4 10 C.J. Wilson Jeff Fulchino HOU - Carlos Lee, Hunter Pence; TEX - Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Nelson Cruz Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 32,425
6/18/2009 Astros Rangers 5-3 Alberto Arias Jason Jennings Jose Valverde HOU - Hunter Pence; TEX - Michael Young, Chris Davis Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 25,445

2010

Date Winning Team Losing Team Score Inn WP LP SV HR Ballpark Att
6/18/2010 Rangers Astros 9-3 Scott Feldman Wandy Rodriguez TEX - Justin Smoak Minute Maid Park 33,951
6/19/2010 Rangers Astros 5-1 Colby Lewis Brian Moehler TEX - Justin Smoak, Michael Young Minute Maid Park 41,060
6/20/2010 Rangers Astros 5-4 10 Chris Ray Casey Daigle Neftali Feliz Minute Maid Park 33,753
6/25/2010 Astros Rangers 7-4 Brian Moehler Colby Lewis Matt Lindstrom HOU - Lance Berkman Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 43,457
6/26/2010 Rangers Astros 7-2 C.J. Wilson Josh Banks HOU - Jason Michaels; TEX - Ian Kinsler Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 28,951
6/27/2010 Rangers Astros 10-1 Tommy Hunter Roy Oswalt TEX - Josh Hamilton, Michael Young Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 37,487

2011

Date Winning Team Losing Team Score Inn WP LP SV HR Ballpark Att
6/20/2011 Rangers Astros 8-3 Derek Holland J.A. Happ TEX - Mitch Moreland Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 41,205
6/22/2011 Rangers Astros 5-4 11 Yoshinori Tateyama Enerio Del Rosario TEX - Michael Young, Nelson Cruz, Josh Hamilton, Mitch Moreland Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 33,533
6/22/2011 Astros Rangers 5-3 Mark Melancon Neftali Feliz HOU - Matt Downs; TEX - Nelson Cruz Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 39,708
6/28/2011 Rangers Astros 7-3 C.J. Wilson Jordan Lyles Neftali Feliz TEX - Josh Hamilton, Mitch Moreland, Ian Kinsler Minute Maid Park 29,132
6/29/2011 Rangers Astros 3-2 Colby Lewis Brett Myers Neftali Feliz TEX - Ian Kinsler (2); HOU - Carlos Lee Minute Maid Park 24,472
6/30/2011 Astros Rangers 7-0 Wandy Rodriguez Matt Harrison HOU - Carlos Lee, Jason Michaels Minute Maid Park 25,938

2012

Date Winning Team Losing Team Score Inn WP LP SV HR Ballpark Att
5/18/2012 Rangers Astros 4-1 Robbie Ross Wandy Rodriguez Joe Nathan TEX - Adrian Beltre Minute Maid Park 34,715
5/19/2012 Astros Rangers 6-5 Lucas Harrell Derek Holland Brett Myers TEX - David Murphy; HOU - Chris Snyder, Carlos Lee, Justin Maxwell Minute Maid Park 42,673
5/20/2012 Rangers Astros 6-1 Colby Lewis Jordan Lyles TEX - David Murphy; HOU - Jed Lowrie Minute Maid Park 35,873
6/15/2012 Rangers Astros 6-2 Yu Darvish Jordan Lyles HOU - Justin Maxwell; TEX - Mitch Moreland Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 47,430
6/16/2012 Rangers Astros 8-3 Justin Grimm Lucas Harrell HOU - Jed Lowrie; TEX - Nelson Cruz Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 48,288
6/17/2012 Rangers Astros 9-3 Colby Lewis Fernando Rodriguez TEX - Adrian Beltre Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 46,320

2013

Date Winning Team Losing Team Score Inn WP LP SV HR Ballpark Att
3/31/2013 Astros Rangers 8-2 Bud Norris Matt Harrison Erik Bedard HOU - Rick Ankiel Minute Maid Park 41,307
4/2/2013 Rangers Astros 7-0 Yu Darvish Lucas Harrell TEX - Ian Kinsler Minute Maid Park 22,673
4/3/2013 Rangers Astros 4-0 Alexi Ogando Philip Humber Minute Maid Park 15,831
5/10/2013 Rangers Astros 4-2 Robbie Ross Wesley Wright Joe Nathan TEX - Nelson Cruz, Jeff Baker, David Murphy; HOU - Trevor Crowe Minute Maid Park 20,293
5/11/2013 Rangers Astros 8-7 Yu Darvish Philip Humber Joe Nathan TEX - Adrian Beltre, Nelson Cruz, Lance Berkman; HOU - Matt Dominguez (2) Minute Maid Park 27,188
5/12/2013 Rangers Astros 12-7 Nick Tepesch Jordan Lyles TEX - David Murphy, Leonys Martin, Adrian Beltre; HOU - Jason Castro, Chris Carter, Brandon Barnes Minute Maid Park 19,730
7/5/2013 Rangers Astros 10-5 Nick Tepesch Lucas Harrell TEX - David Murphy, Nelson Cruz, Adrian Beltre Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 44,232
7/6/2013 Astros Rangers 9-5 Travis Blackley Yu Darvish HOU - Brandon Barnes, Jason Castro, Jake Elmore; TEX - Geovany Soto, Nelson Cruz Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 44,272
7/7/2013 Rangers Astros 5-4 Cory Burns Erik Bedard Joe Nathan HOU - Marc Krauss; TEX - A.J. Pierzynski, Adrian Beltre Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 36,746
8/9/2013 Rangers Astros 9-5 Matt Garza Josh Zeid Neal Cotts HOU - Jason Castro, Brandon Barnes Minute Maid Park 23,673
8/10/2013 Rangers Astros 5-4 Jason Frasor Lucas Harrell Joe Nathan TEX - A.J. Pierzynski, Elvis Andrus; HOU - Chris Carter Minute Maid Park 33,322
8/11/2013 Rangers Astros 6-1 Martin Perez Dallas Keuchel HOU - Chris Carter Minute Maid Park 22,922
8/12/2013 Rangers Astros 2-1 Yu Darvish Brett Oberholtzer Joe Nathan HOU - Carlos Corporan Minute Maid Park 18,712
8/19/2013 Rangers Astros 16-5 Matt Garza Lucas Harrell TEX - A.J. Pierzynski Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 32,113
8/20/2013 Rangers Astros 4-2 Neal Cotts Jarred Cosart Joe Nathan HOU - Matt Dominguez; TEX - Adrian Beltre Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 39,009
8/21/2013 Rangers Astros 5-4 Joe Nathan Chia-Jen Lo HOU - Jason Castro; TEX - Craig Gentry Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 38,699
9/23/2013 Rangers Astros 12-0 Derek Holland Jordan Lyles TEX - Alex Rios Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 33,743
9/24/2013 Rangers Astros 3-2 Neal Cotts Brad Peacock Joe Nathan HOU - Matt Dominguez; TEX - Adrian Beltre Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 42,267
9/25/2013 Rangers Astros 7-3 Martin Perez Dallas Keuchel HOU - Brandon Laird; TEX - Ian Kinsler Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 43,207

2014

Date Winning Team Losing Team Score Inn WP LP SV HR Ballpark Att
4/11/2014 Rangers Astros 1-0 12 Jason Frasor Brad Peacock Globe Life Park in Arlington 36,150
4/12/2014 Astros Rangers 6-5 10 Kevin Chapman Joakim Soria Anthony Bass HOU - Robbie Grossman; TEX - Michael Choice Globe Life Park in Arlington 42,577
4/13/2014 Rangers Astros 1-0 Martin Perez Brett Oberholtzer Alexi Ogando Globe Life Park in Arlington 38,698
5/12/2014 Rangers Astros 4-0 Colby Lewis Brad Peacock TEX - Adrian Beltre, Rougned Odor Minute Maid Park 14,617
5/13/2014 Astros Rangers 8-0 Dallas Keuchel Matt Harrison HOU - L.J. Hoes, Carlos Corporan Minute Maid Park 14,028
5/14/2014 Astros Rangers 5-4 Chad Qualls Nick Martinez TEX - Alex Rios; HOU - George Springer Minute Maid Park 17,783
7/7/2014 Astros Rangers 12-7 Jarred Cosart Miles Mikolas HOU - Jon Singleton, Alex Presley; TEX - Adrian Beltre Globe Life Park in Arlington 31,010
7/8/2014 Astros Rangers 8-3 Brad Peacock Phil Irwin HOU - Chris Carter (2), George Springer; TEX - Leonys Martin Globe Life Park in Arlington 32,608
7/9/2014 Astros Rangers 8-4 Dallas Keuchel Yu Darvish HOU - Robbie Grossman, George Springer Globe Life Park in Arlington 31,161
8/8/2014 Astros Rangers 4-3 Jose Veras Neal Cotts Chad Qualls TEX - J.P. Arencibia; HOU - Chris Carter, Robbie Grossman Minute Maid Park 24,256
8/9/2014 Astros Rangers 8-3 Scott Feldman Yu Darvish TEX - Jim Adduci Minute Maid Park 24,019
8/10/2014 Rangers Astros 6-2 Nick Martinez Dallas Keuchel TEX - Adrian Beltre, Shin-Soo Choo Minute Maid Park 19,239
8/28/2014 Astros Rangers 4-2 Collin McHugh Roman Mendez Tony Sipp HOU - Jason Castro Minute Maid Park 16,399
8/29/2014 Rangers Astros 13-6 Scott Baker Brett Oberholtzer TEX - Michael Choice, Rougned Odor; HOU - Jason Castro Minute Maid Park 18,931
8/30/2014 Astros Rangers 2-0 Scott Feldman Phil Klein Minute Maid Park 24,771
8/31/2014 Astros Rangers 3-2 Jose Veras Neal Cotts Chad Qualls HOU - Matt Dominguez Minute Maid Park 19,024
9/22/2014 Rangers Astros 4-3 Derek Holland Nick Tropeano Neftali Feliz Globe Life Park in Arlington 28,717
9/23/2014 Rangers Astros 2-1 Nick Martinez Brett Oberholtzer Neal Cotts TEX - Robinson Chirinos Globe Life Park in Arlington 29,794
9/24/2014 Rangers Astros 5-1 Lisalverto Bonilla Scott Feldman HOU - Jonathan Villar; TEX - Rougned Odor, Ryan Rua Globe Life Park in Arlington 28,003

2015

Date Winning Team Losing Team Score Inn WP LP SV HR Ballpark Att
4/10/2015 Astros Rangers 5-1 Collin McHugh Derek Holland HOU - Jed Lowrie, Colby Rasmus Globe Life Park in Arlington 48,885
4/11/2015 Rangers Astros 6-2 Yovani Gallardo Roberto Hernandez HOU - Marwin Gonzalez Globe Life Park in Arlington 36,833
4/12/2015 Astros Rangers 6-4 14 Will Harris Logan Verrett Samuel Deduno HOU - Luis Valbuena, Jake Marisnick, Hank Conger Globe Life Park in Arlington 35,276
5/4/2015 Rangers Astros 2-1 Keone Kela Chad Qualls Neftali Feliz Minute Maid Park 17,597
5/5/2015 Rangers Astros 7-1 Wandy Rodriguez Scott Feldman TEX - Carlos Peguero, Kyle Blanks; HOU - Luis Valbuena Minute Maid Park 20,951
5/6/2015 Rangers Astros 11-3 Colby Lewis Samuel Deduno TEX - Carlos Peguero (2), Shin-Soo Choo; HOU - Chris Carter Minute Maid Park 22,230
7/17/2015 Astros Rangers 3-2 Collin McHugh Martin Perez Luke Gregerson Minute Maid Park 36,904
7/18/2015 Rangers Astros 7-6 Colby Lewis Scott Feldman Shawn Tolleson TEX - Rougned Odor, Robinson Chirinos, Josh Hamilton; HOU - Carlos Correa, Hank Conger Minute Maid Park 41,941
7/19/2015 Astros Rangers 10-0 Dallas Keuchel Yovani Gallardo HOU - Colby Rasmus, Preston Tucker Minute Maid Park 36,532
8/3/2015 Rangers Astros 12-9 Colby Lewis Lance McCullers Shawn Tolleson HOU - Carlos Correa, Luis Valbuena, Jason Castro; TEX - Shin-Soo Choo, Adrian Beltre Globe Life Park in Arlington 21,671
8/4/2015 Rangers Astros 4-3 Yovani Gallardo Dan Straily Shawn Tolleson HOU - Carlos Gomez; TEX - Prince Fielder Globe Life Park in Arlington 29,953
8/5/2015 Rangers Astros 4-3 Nick Martinez Scott Kazmir Sam Dyson TEX - Chris Gimenez Globe Life Park in Arlington 31,782
9/14/2015 Rangers Astros 5-3 Keone Kela Will Harris Shawn Tolleson HOU - Jose Altuve; TEX - Mitch Moreland, Prince Fielder Globe Life Park in Arlington 27,772
9/15/2015 Rangers Astros 6-5 Shawn Tolleson Oliver Perez Globe Life Park in Arlington 26,942
9/16/2015 Rangers Astros 14-3 Martin Perez Dallas Keuchel HOU - Evan Gattis; TEX - Prince Fielder (2), Mike Napoli, Rougned Odor, Bobby Wilson Globe Life Park in Arlington 34,483
9/17/2015 Rangers Astros 8-2 Colby Lewis Lance McCullers TEX - Mitch Moreland Globe Life Park in Arlington 31,122
9/25/2015 Rangers Astros 6-2 Ross Ohlendorf Scott Kazmir TEX - Shin-Soo Choo; HOU - Luis Valbuena Minute Maid Park 35,180
9/26/2015 Astros Rangers 9-7 Collin McHugh Chi Chi Gonzalez Will Harris TEX - Shin-Soo Choo; HOU - Carlos Correa (2), Jose Altuve (2), Chris Carter, Colby Rasmus Minute Maid Park 35,736
9/27/2015 Astros Rangers 4-2 Dallas Keuchel Martin Perez Luke Gregerson HOU - Chris Carter Minute Maid Park 36,084

2016

Date Winning Team Losing Team Score Inn WP LP SV HR Ballpark Att
4/19/2016 Rangers Astros 7-5 Derek Holland Scott Feldman Shawn Tolleson HOU - Jose Altuve, George Springer; TEX - Prince Fielder, Mitch Moreland Globe Life Park in Arlington 24,181
4/20/2016 Rangers Astros 2-1 Cole Hamels Doug Fister Shawn Tolleson HOU - Tyler White; TEX - Rougned Odor Globe Life Park in Arlington 25,821
4/21/2016 Rangers Astros 7-4 A.J. Griffin Dallas Keuchel Shawn Tolleson HOU - Colby Rasmus (2); TEX - Ian Desmond, Adrian Beltre Globe Life Park in Arlington 25,886
5/20/2016 Rangers Astros 2-1 Colby Lewis Lance McCullers Sam Dyson Minute Maid Park 28,724
5/21/2016 Rangers Astros 2-1 Cesar Ramos Doug Fister Sam Dyson TEX - Elvis Andrus; HOU - Marwin Gonzalez Minute Maid Park 35,040
5/22/2016 Rangers Astros 9-2 Cole Hamels Dallas Keuchel TEX - Nomar Mazara; HOU - Evan Gattis Minute Maid Park 35,035
6/6/2016 Rangers Astros 6-5 Sam Dyson Ken Giles HOU - Jose Altuve; TEX - Rougned Odor Globe Life Park in Arlington 30,021
6/7/2016 Rangers Astros 4-3 Jake Diekman Dallas Keuchel Sam Dyson HOU - Carlos Gomez; TEX - Bobby Wilson, Ian Desmond Globe Life Park in Arlington 32,189
6/8/2016 Astros Rangers 3-1 Doug Fister Tom Wilhelmsen Will Harris HOU - George Springer Globe Life Park in Arlington 37,696
6/9/2016 Rangers Astros 5-3 Martin Perez Collin McHugh Jake Diekman TEX - Prince Fielder, Rougned Odor Globe Life Park in Arlington 30,145
8/5/2016 Astros Rangers 5-0 Dallas Keuchel Martin Perez Minute Maid Park 32,820
8/6/2016 Rangers Astros 3-2 Keone Kela Chris Devenski Sam Dyson TEX - Jonathan Lucroy (2) Minute Maid Park 42,272
8/7/2016 Rangers Astros 5-3 11 Matt Bush Chris Devenski Minute Maid Park 33,909
9/2/2016 Rangers Astros 10-8 A.J. Griffin Doug Fister Sam Dyson HOU - Alex Bregman, Jason Castro; TEX - Carlos Beltran, Rougned Odor, Jonathan Lucroy Globe Life Park in Arlington 35,102
9/3/2016 Rangers Astros 12-4 Derek Holland Joe Musgrove HOU - Evan Gattis, Jake Marisnick; TEX - Adrian Beltre, Nomar Mazara Globe Life Park in Arlington 35,538
9/4/2016 Astros Rangers 7-6 Chris Devenski Yu Darvish Ken Giles HOU - George Springer, Evan Gattis; TEX - Rougned Odor Globe Life Park in Arlington 46,025
9/12/2016 Rangers Astros 4-3 12 Keone Kela James Hoyt Jake Diekman TEX - Rougned Odor; HOU - Evan Gattis Minute Maid Park 22,147
9/13/2016 Rangers Astros 3-2 Alex Claudio Ken Giles Tanner Scheppers TEX - Adrian Beltre; HOU - Jose Altuve, Jason Castro Minute Maid Park 22,133
9/14/2016 Astros Rangers 8-4 Joe Musgrove Derek Holland TEX - Nomar Mazara; HOU - George Springer, Teoscar Hernandez Minute Maid Park 25,041

2017

Date Winning Team Losing Team Score Inn WP LP SV HR Ballpark Att
5/1/2017 Astros Rangers 6-2 Chris Devenski Andrew Cashner Ken Giles TEX - Mike Napoli Minute Maid Park 22,556
5/2/2017 Astros Rangers 8-7 James Hoyt Keone Kela Will Harris TEX - Delino DeShields, Joey Gallo, Elvis Andrus, Jonathan Lucroy, Nomar Mazara; HOU - Marwin Gonzalez (2), Jose Altuve Minute Maid Park 26,208
5/3/2017 Astros Rangers 10-1 Charlie Morton Nick Martinez HOU - Carlos Correa, Brian McCann, Marwin Gonzalez, Josh Reddick Minute Maid Park 27,439
5/4/2017 Rangers Astros 10-4 A.J. Griffin Joe Musgrove TEX - Rougned Odor, Joey Gallo, Elvis Andrus; HOU - Marwin Gonzalez Minute Maid Park 27,391
6/2/2017 Astros Rangers 7-1 Dallas Keuchel Yu Darvish HOU - Carlos Correa, George Springer; TEX - Adrian Beltre Globe Life Park in Arlington 39,729
6/3/2017 Astros Rangers 6-5 Chris Devenski Andrew Cashner Ken Giles HOU - Carlos Beltran, Jose Altuve Globe Life Park in Arlington 44,168
6/4/2017 Astros Rangers 7-2 Brad Peacock Martin Perez HOU - George Springer (2), Carlos Correa, Yuli Gurriel; TEX - Rougned Odor Globe Life Park in Arlington 39,204
6/12/2017 Rangers Astros 6-1 Yu Darvish Joe Musgrove TEX - Nomar Mazara Minute Maid Park 25,698
6/13/2017 Rangers Astros 4-2 Jose Leclerc Luke Gregerson Matt Bush TEX - Rougned Odor (2); HOU - George Springer, Carlos Correa Minute Maid Park 27,615
6/14/2017 Astros Rangers 13-2 Francis Martes Andrew Cashner TEX - Joey Gallo; HOU - Derek Fisher, Jake Marisnick Minute Maid Park 37,221
8/11/2017 Rangers Astros 6-4 Cole Hamels Charlie Morton HOU - George Springer Globe Life Park in Arlington 33,897
8/12/2017 Rangers Astros 8-3 Tyson Ross Mike Fiers TEX - Brett Nicholas, Mike Napoli Globe Life Park in Arlington 47,306
8/13/2017 Astros Rangers 2-1 Dallas Keuchel Andrew Cashner Ken Giles HOU - Jose Altuve; TEX - Adrian Beltre Globe Life Park in Arlington 31,517
8/29/2017 Rangers Astros 12-2 Martin Perez Mike Fiers TEX - Joey Gallo, Shin-Soo Choo Tropicana Field 3,485
8/30/2017 Rangers Astros 8-1 Andrew Cashner Dallas Keuchel TEX - Mike Napoli Tropicana Field 6,123
8/31/2017 Astros Rangers 5-1 Chris Devenski Nick Martinez Ken Giles HOU - Jose Altuve Tropicana Field 3,385
9/25/2017 Astros Rangers 11-2 Collin McHugh Andrew Cashner HOU - Marwin Gonzalez; TEX - Joey Gallo Globe Life Park in Arlington 30,390
9/26/2017 Astros Rangers 14-3 Dallas Keuchel Cole Hamels HOU - Brian McCann, Cameron Maybin; TEX - Delino DeShields, Drew Robinson Globe Life Park in Arlington 28,976
9/27/2017 Astros Rangers 12-2 Justin Verlander Nick Martinez HOU - Carlos Correa (2), George Springer; TEX - Willie Calhoun, Drew Robinson Globe Life Park in Arlington 26,053

2018

Date Winning Team Losing Team Score Inn WP LP SV HR Ballpark Att
3/29/2018 Astros Rangers 4-1 Justin Verlander Cole Hamels HOU - George Springer, Jake Marisnick Globe Life Park in Arlington 47,253
3/30/2018 Rangers Astros 5-1 Doug Fister Dallas Keuchel TEX - Nomar Mazara Globe Life Park in Arlington 35,469
3/31/2018 Astros Rangers 9-3 Lance McCullers Matt Moore HOU - Jake Marisnick, Carlos Correa; TEX - Elvis Andrus Globe Life Park in Arlington 36,892
4/1/2018 Astros Rangers 8-2 Gerrit Cole Mike Minor TEX - Joey Gallo, Drew Robinson Globe Life Park in Arlington 26,758
4/13/2018 Astros Rangers 3-2 Joe Smith Kevin Jepsen Chris Devenski TEX - Joey Gallo, Robinson Chirinos; HOU - George Springer (2) Minute Maid Park 32,129
4/14/2018 Rangers Astros 6-5 10 Keone Kela Will Harris Alex Claudio TEX - Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Adrian Beltre, Joey Gallo, Ronald Guzman; HOU - Yuli Gurriel Minute Maid Park 40,679
4/15/2018 Rangers Astros 3-1 10 Keone Kela Hector Rondon Jake Diekman TEX - Robinson Chirinos Minute Maid Park 31,803
5/11/2018 Rangers Astros 1-0 Cole Hamels Justin Verlander Keone Kela Minute Maid Park 34,297
5/12/2018 Astros Rangers 6-1 Charlie Morton Doug Fister HOU - Brian McCann, Evan Gattis, Carlos Correa; TEX - Ronald Guzman Minute Maid Park 36,482
5/13/2018 Astros Rangers 6-1 Dallas Keuchel Matt Moore HOU - Evan Gattis, Carlos Correa; TEX - Carlos Perez Minute Maid Park 39,405
6/7/2018 Astros Rangers 5-2 Gerrit Cole Cole Hamels HOU - Evan Gattis, Alex Bregman Globe Life Park in Arlington 30,236
6/8/2018 Astros Rangers 7-3 Justin Verlander Doug Fister HOU - Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve; TEX - Shin-Soo Choo Globe Life Park in Arlington 31,722
6/9/2018 Astros Rangers 4-3 Tony Sipp Jose Leclerc Hector Rondon HOU - Max Stassi Globe Life Park in Arlington 38,068
6/10/2018 Astros Rangers 8-7 Will Harris Keone Kela Hector Rondon HOU - George Springer, Yuli Gurriel Globe Life Park in Arlington 30,251
7/3/2018 Globe Life Park in Arlington
7/4/2018 Globe Life Park in Arlington
7/27/2018 Minute Maid Park
7/28/2018 Minute Maid Park
7/29/2018 Minute Maid Park

Rivalry trivia[edit]

  • Nolan Ryan chose to have his Hall of Fame plaque depicted with a Rangers cap.[48] He would later play roles in both the Astros and Rangers front office staff.
  • The Houston Astros played game 3 of the 2005 World Series on Tuesday, October 25, 2005. It was the first World Series game played in the state of Texas.
  • The Texas Rangers won game 3 of the 2010 World Series on Saturday, October 30, 2010. It was the first World Series game won by a team from Texas.
  • Former Astro Lance Berkman would win a World Series Championship with the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals providing big moments in Game 6 against the Rangers.[49] Berkman would later play for the Rangers in 2013 but would sign a one-day contract to officially retire as an Astro on April 5, 2014.[50]
  • The Astros defeat the Rangers on March 31, 2013, in their first game in the AL West on Opening Day of the 2013 season.[51]
  • Former Ranger Yu Darvish lost two games against the Astros as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2017 World Series.[52]
  • The Houston Astros won game 7 of the 2017 World Series on November 1, 2017, and became the first Texas team to win a World Series title.
  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott proclaimed November 3, 2017 Houston Astros Day in Texas.[53]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • The Dallas Morning News (2008). Texas Almanac 2008–2009. 
  • Farmer, Neal (1996). Southwest Conference's Greatest Hits. 

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