Author: Drew Silva

Josh Hamilton may be headed back to the disabled list


Josh Hamilton has a .954 OPS in 10 games with the Rangers. The problem is he’s only played in 10 games.

Hamilton had to be placed on the disabled list on May 31 — just a week after rejoining Texas — because of a Grade 2 left hamstring strain and now he’s probably headed back there with a groin problem.

“This is a guy we’d like to have for an extended period of time,” Rangers manager Jeff Banister told Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Saturday night. “I’m trying my best to figure this whole thing out with him and what is best for Josh.”

Texas lost 13-0 to the visiting Angels on July 4, dropping to 6 1/2 games back of the Astros in the American League West standings.

Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

C.J. Cron

The best fireworks on July 4 came from the Angels.

Anaheim’s offense combined for five doubles, two homers, and 15 total hits Saturday in a 13-0 rout of the host Rangers. The only position player who didn’t manage a hit was a Mike Trout, though he did draw a walk in the top of the second inning and score a run after a hit-by-pitch in the top of the sixth.

Angels left-hander Hector Santiago cruised over seven innings, yielding just three hits and a walk to lower his already-shiny season ERA to 2.40.

Anaheim will be chasing a sweep Sunday night in Arlington, Texas. The club is four games back of the American League West-leading Astros.

Your box scores and AP recaps from Saturday’s slate …

Giants 3, Nationals 9

Rays 2, Yankees 3

Blue Jays 3, Tigers 8

Astros 1, Red Sox 6

Orioles 2, White Sox 3

Padres 1, Cardinals 2

Mariners 0, Athletics 2

Indians 0, Pirates 1

Twins 5, Royals 3

Phillies 5, Braves 9

Marlins 2, Cubs 7

Brewers 7, Reds 3

Mets 3, Dodgers 4

Angels 13, Rangers 0

Rockies 3, Diamondbacks 7