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2017 Schedule
8-10, 3rd in AL West
Andrus' hit kicks off Rangers' walk-off celebration (0:42)
Chirinos goes deep twice in win over Royals (0:50)
Gallo hits it all the way to the popcorn wagon! (0:42)

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During Friday's game against the Royals, Rangers 3B Joey Gallo crushed the fastest off-the-bat home run speed since ESPN began tracking homers in 2009.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

More Joey Gallo goodness: After his massive homer in the third, he went upper deck off Royals starter Nate Karns in the fifth. According to ESPN Stats & Info, that one went 431 feet and, with an apex of 160 feet, was the highest-hit homer of the season. The guy is putting on a show. For the Rangers' temporary third baseman in place of Adrian Beltre, that's his first career multi-homer game. Nine of Gallo's 12 career homers have traveled at least 430 feet, per ESI. After going 1 for 25 at the big-league level last season, Gallo now has five homers and a .582 slugging percentage in 17 games this season.

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Rangers 3B Joey Gallo pulls one down the right-field line for a 462-foot home run that brings in Jurickson Profar in the second inning.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Earlier, Tampa Bay's Corey Dickerson mashed a 445-foot homer with a 117.1 MPH exit velocity, making it the hardest hit ball so far this season in MLB, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Well, that didn't last long: The bomb Texas' Joey Gallo just hit off Kansas City's Nate Karns went 462 feet (!) with an exit velo of 123.6 mph (!!). According to our stat crew, that's the hardest-hit homer since ESPN since starting tracking these things in 2009.

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Rangers' Griffin placed on 10-day DL with gout

Texas Rangers RHP A.J. Griffin was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday with inflammation related to gout, forcing him out of his start Saturday against the Kansas City Royals.

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Rangers release Hamilton after knee injury

The Texas Rangers have released Josh Hamilton from his minor league contract after he injured his right knee while recovering from left knee surgery.

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Rangers' LHP Diekman eager for return

Texas Rangers reliever Jake Diekman is already counting the days until he can start throwing again, even though he still has another surgery ahead in June.

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Several of baseball's most prominent sluggers hit long home runs on Wednesday, with the Yankees' Aaron Judge leading the pack. Freddie Freeman's 424-foot blast was his third homer to travel at least 400 feet in six games at his new home park.

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The Rangers managed only three hits in Wednesday afternoon's 9-1 loss at Oakland. One was 3B Joey Gallo's mammoth shot that A's CF Rajai Davis could only watch and admire. It was Gallo's third home run of the season.

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Rangers place slumping closer Dyson on DL

The Texas Rangers placed right-hander Sam Dyson on the 10-day disabled list with a right-hand bruise Monday, one day after the closer blew a save for the third time this season.

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The Rangers placed Sam Dyson on the disabled list today. After throwing 6 hitless and walk-less innings in the World Baseball Classic, he's blown 3 saves (he blew 5 last season). He's already allowed 13 earned runs this season, most of any reliever. He allowed 19 in 70 1/3 innings in 2016.

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A's RHP Jharel Cotton gets the start opposite Rangers RHP A.J. Griffin on Monday night. The changeup has been a strong out pitch for Cotton so far during his young career.

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Real or not? Sam Dyson's struggles continue

The Rangers' 4-8 start is mostly about Dyson's bad start, as he's now 0-3 with three blown saves. Why did Jeff Banister remove Matt Bush after he struck out the side in the eighth?

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Rangers RF Nomar Mazara pulled his fourth home run of the season right down the line off Mariners closer Edwin Diaz in the top of the ninth inning. That gave Texas a short-lived 7-6 lead before Rangers closer Sam Dyson gave up two runs in the bottom of the inning.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.20729th
On Base Percentage.28427th
Slugging Percentage.38218th
Earned Run Average3.7912th
Quality Starts10Tied-5th

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