Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers

Five reasons the Rangers have a five-game winning streak

The Rangers have won a season-best five consecutive games (longest current streak in the majors) as they open a three-game set against the Twins in Minnesota. The starting pitching and bullpen have been outstanding during the stretch and the offense has perked up a bit with the return of Elvis Andrus.

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Team violation sends Mendez back to Round Rock and Odor (perhaps) to bench

Rangers left-hander Yohander Mendez was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock for violating team rules, according to general manager Jon Daniels. The violation doesn't involve the police or MLB rules. At least one other player is involved but the club did not say. Rougned Odor was scratched from Tuesday's lineup and manager Jeff Banister declined to say the moves were unrelated.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa puts final mark on first game at catcher

Isiah Kiner-Falefa puts final mark on first game at catcher