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Adam Dunn nearly hits batter during pitching debut

Adam Dunn nearly hits batter during pitching debut

CHICAGO, Aug. 7 (UPI) --White Sox slugger Adam Dunn decided to change it up Tuesday night and pitch against the Texas Rangers, nearly hitting shortstop Elvis Andrus.
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Texas Rangers push past Seattle Mariners

Texas Rangers push past Seattle Mariners

Elvis Andrus' two-run homer propelled the Texas Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.

Houston Astros beat Rangers 5-4

Matt Dominguez roped a liner off the wall in right to plate Dexter Fowler in the bottom of the ninth and send the Houston Astros to a 5-4 victory over the Texas Rangers.

Rangers shut out Rockies 5-0

Prince Fielder homered as the Texas Rangers shut out the Colorado Rockies, 5-0, on Thursday.

Texas Rangers defeat Oakland 4-3

Donnie Murphy's go-ahead RBI single in the top of the eighth inning lifted the Texas Rangers to a 4-3 win over the Oakland Athletics.

MLB: Texas 5, Los Angeles Angels 3

ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Alex Rios drove in the tiebreaking run with a seventh-inning single Friday that boosted Texas to a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

Texas Rangers help Little League recover from missing money

ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Three members of the Texas Rangers say they will help a children's baseball league return to the field after a reported theft of its funding.

MLB: Texas 12, Houston 0

ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Alex Rios hit for the cycle, going 4-for-4 with four RBI, and the Texas Rangers helped their post-season chances with a 12-0 rout of Houston Monday.

MLB: Texas 3, Kansas City 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Matt Garza fired eight innings of one-run ball Saturday and the Texas Rangers kept pace in the AL wild-card race with a 3-1 victory over Kansas City.

MLB: Texas 8, Tampa Bay 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Three home runs in the third inning backed up a struggling start by Yu Darvish Thursday, sending Texas to an 8-2 victory over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Texas 3 (12 inn.)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Desmond Jennings singled home Jose Lobaton from second with one out in the 12th inning Wednesday to give Tampa Bay a 4-3 win over Texas.

MLB: Texas 7, Tampa Bay 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus each drove in three runs Tuesday, helping Texas snap a seven-skid with a 7-1 win over fellow wild-card contender Tampa Bay.

MLB: Oakland 9, Texas 8

ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run homer to ignite the Oakland offense Friday and the Athletics fought off a big comeback to down Texas 9-8.

MLB: Pittsburgh 7, Texas 5

ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Clint Barmes drove in a pair of runs and Justin Morneau went 4-for-5 Wednesday, boosting Pittsburgh to an interleague series-sweeping 7-5 win over Texas.

MLB: Texas 4, Los Angeles Angels 3

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Alex Rios doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning Sunday, helping Texas avoid a sweep with a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
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Elvis Andrus
National League All-Star Brandon Phillips (4) gets American League All-Star Elvis Andrus out at 2nd base in the sixth inning in the All-Star Game in Anaheim, California on July 13, 2010. Andrus slid past the base and was tagged out. UPI/Lori Shepler
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Elvis Augusto Andrus Torres (born August 26, 1988, in Maracay, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball shortstop for the Texas Rangers.

Entering 2007, he was rated by Baseball America as the No. 2 prospect in the Atlanta Braves organization. In 2009, Andrus earned the Texas Rangers starting shortstop job at the age of 20.

Andrus was signed in 2005 at age 16 to a six-figure contract. He started the year with the Orlando Braves of the Gulf Coast League, and was promoted to Danville late in the season. He spent 2006 with Class-A Rome, being named to the South Atlantic League All-Star team.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Elvis Andrus."
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