White Sox down the Tigers

White Sox down the Tigers

Adam Eaton finished 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored, as the Chicago White Sox downed the Detroit Tigers, 7-4, in Thursday's rubber match of a three-game series.
Rangers hold on to beat the Twins

Rangers hold on to beat the Twins

Leonys Martin scored the go-ahead run on a Rougned Odor sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, as the Texas Rangers held on to beat the struggling Minnesota Twins, 5-4, on Thursday afternoon at Target Field.
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.

Rangers shut out Houston Astros 4-0

Colby Lewis struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings and the Texas Rangers blanked the Houston Astros, 4-0, in the opener of a three-game series from Minute Maid Park.

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 7, Los Angeles Angels 4

ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Craig Gentry went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Texas capitalized on five Los Angeles Angels errors Saturday to post a 7-4 win, advancing its post-season hopes.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Texas 0 (10 innings)

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Justin Maxwell crushed a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning Sunday and the Kansas City Royals handed playoff-contending Texas a stinging 4-0 loss.

MLB: Texas 5, Houston 4

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 7 (UPI) -- Nelson Cruz supplied a go-ahead RBI single in the fifth inning and the Texas bullpen made the lead hold up Sunday in the Rangers' 5-4 win over Houston.
Rangers sign ex-K.C. closer Joakim Soria

Rangers sign ex-K.C. closer Joakim Soria

NASHVILLE, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Former Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria has signed two-year contract with the Texas Rangers with a club option for 2015, the team said Tuesday.
Royals' Soria out for year with injury

Royals' Soria out for year with injury

SURPRISE, Ariz., March 23 (UPI) -- Kansas City relief pitcher Joakim Soria decided to undergo elbow surgery that will force him to miss the 2012 season, the Royals said Friday.

Royals closer Soria damages elbow

SURPRISE, Ariz., March 19 (UPI) -- Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria has injured has an elbow ligament and could need season-ending surgery, the team revealed Monday.
Royals exercise option on closer Soria

Royals exercise option on closer Soria

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Royals announced Monday they have picked up their 2012 club option on closer Joakim Soria.

MLB: Kansas City 2, Seattle 1

SEATTLE, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Everett Teaford notched a win in his first major league start and Alex Gordon drove in both Kansas City runs Sunday in the Royals' 2-1 win over Seattle.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Seattle 2

SEATTLE, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Felipe Paulino twirled seven strong innings and Eric Hosmer socked a two-run homer Saturday, elevating Kansas City to a 4-2 win over Seattle.
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Joakim Soria
Kansas City Royals catcher Miguel Olivo (L) congratulates pitcher Joakim Soria after getting the save for a 2-1 win at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 17, 2008. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Joakim Agustín Soria Ramos (born May 18, 1984) is a Mexican right-handed baseball relief pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball. He has been nicknamed The Mexicutioner, although in February 2011, he stated that he no longer wanted to be associated with that nickname due to violence in his home country.

Soria has played for his country's Diablos Rojos del México (in the Mexican Baseball League) and Yaquis de Obregón in the Winter League. He played for the Class-A Fort Wayne Wizards as well. On December 9, 2006 in the Mexican Winter League, Soria threw a perfect game against the Naranjeros de Hermosillo.

In 2006, Soria was drafted at the age of 22 by the Kansas City Royals in the Rule 5 draft out of the San Diego Padres organization.

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