Former Mariners skipper takes over Rangers, beats M’s

first_img The Rangers used an “opener” for the fifth time this season; right-hander Connor Sadzeck pitching a scoreless first inning. Right-hander Ariel Jurado (4-5) followed an “opener” for the fourth consecutive time, allowing two runs in five innings on the way to the win.Profar came all the way around to score on a fourth-inning bloop into shallow right field that eluded a diving Ben Gamel. Gamel’s throw toward second base skipped all the way into the photographer’s well next to Seattle’s dugout, and Profar was awarded two bases.“I think the wind played a factor,” manager Scott Servais said.Banister, hired before the 2015 season, had a record of 325-313 and led Texas to AL West titles in 2015-16 before the franchise’s first back-to-back losing seasons since 2005-08.LET’S PLAY TWO – MORE?Mariners LHP James Paxton threw another bullpen session Friday afternoon — amid pouring rain — in hopes of pitching twice during the season’s final week. He hasn’t pitched since Sept. 7 while recovering from influenza and pneumonia. Texas Ranger interim manager Don Wakamatsu, center, congratulates Shin-Soo Choo and Jurickson Profar (19) after they scored on a single by Adrian Beltre against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone) Receive latest stories and local news in your email: “I feel good. I feel much better,” said Paxton (11-6, 3.83 ERA). “I have quite a bit of my strength back.”PICKING UP WHERE HE LEFT OFFRangers OF Joey Gallo returned to the lineup after missing three games with a sore small toe on his right foot and hit his 38th homer, his third in four games. It was the left-handed hitter’s 15th off left-handed pitching, tying a club record set by Rafael Palmeiro in 2003.SHORT HOPSWakamatsu managed the Mariners in 2009 and most of the 2010 season. He was on Texas’ coaching staff 2003-07 and interviewed for the Rangers’ managerial position when Ron Washington was hired following the 2006 season. … Mitch Haniger singled and has hit safely in 41 of 47 games. … Rangers “openers” have pitched eight scoreless innings in their five appearances.UP NEXTMariners LHP Marco Gonzalez (12-9, 4.28) has four losses and two no-decisions since winning on July 29.Rangers LHP Mike Minor (12-7, 4.14) will try to equal his career high in wins, set in 2013 with Atlanta. Published: September 21, 2018, 9:00pm Follow The Columbian on Instagram Follow By Associated Press “It’s nice to get the first one for him,” Beltre said.“There’s no mystery why he’s at where he’s at,” Wakamatsu said of Beltre, now ranks 22nd in career RBIs and 30th in career homers. “It’s a special player that comes along once in a lifetime.”The loss moved the Mariners closer to elimination in the American League wild-card race. They began the night 7½ games behind the Oakland A’s for the second spot with nine games to play. Seattle hasn’t qualified for the postseason since 2001.Beltre’s RBIs came with two outs. He homered to the opposite field on a 0-1 pitch off right-hander Erasmo Ramirez (2-4), driving in Shin-Soo Choo and Elvis Andrus. Seven of Beltre’s 14 homers this season have come in September.In the third inning, Beltre sliced a single down the right-field line that scored Choo and Jurickson Profar and chased Ramirez. Share: Share: ARLINGTON, Texas — Adrian Beltre’s excitement over a three-run homer, season-high five RBIs and Texas’ 8-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners in a rain-shortened game Friday night was muted hours after the Rangers fired manager Jeff Banister.“Weird day. Lot of stuff going on. Lot of rain,” said Beltre, who passed Stan Musial and Willie Stargell with his 476th career home run and passed Reggie Jackson and Jim Thome in career RBIs with 1,703. “But we survived this day.”The game was halted with two outs in the top of the seventh inning and called after a rain delay of 1:09.The Rangers won their first game under interim manager Don Wakamatsu, who will finish out the season. Texas is 65-88 and has been in last place since April 9. Former Mariners skipper takes over Rangers, beats M’s Wakamatsu named interim manager at Texas; Seattle steps closer to missing playoffs GO By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.last_img read more

US investor urges HBC to cash in crown jewels even if it

U.S. investor urges HBC to cash in ‘crown jewels,’ even if it means closing stores TORONTO – Shares in Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC) soared more than 13 per cent Monday amid news that it’s facing investor pressure to unlock value from its real estate assets, even if that means closing its “crown jewel” locations.Land & Buildings Investment Management of Stamford, Conn., said in a public letter that HBC’s Saks Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, New York, is worth more than the company as a whole at current stock prices.It estimates that the Saks flagship location would be worth C$16 per share, after debt, compared with HBC’s recent stock price of C$8.88 at the close of trading on Friday. The company has said in the past that the building is worth US$3.7 billion.The Toronto-based company’s shares gained $1.21 to $10.09 on the Toronto Stock Exchange by mid-Monday.Land & Buildings says HBC’s management has many options, including going private or redeveloping its properties in Canada, Europe and the United States.But it urges HBC to abandon attempts to buy additional retail brands, such as Neiman Marcus or Macy’s.“Hudson’s Bay is a real estate company, full stop. If there is a smarter and better use of any or all of the locations, stores should be closed and redeveloped and put towards their optimal use,” the letter says.Toronto-based Hudson’s Bay Co. says it’s reviewing the letter and will respond later.Last week, at the company’s annual general meeting, HBC chairman Richard Baker said that the company “will continue to strive to highlight the value” of its real estate assets, whether that be a sale or potentially engaging in a public listing.Baker cautioned, though, that a decision would only be made with the consideration of current market conditions.Land & Buildings Investment Management — which now owns about 4.3 per cent of Hudson’s Bay equity — says in its letter to HBC’s board that the “jury is still out” on Baker, given that the company’s shares peaked two years ago at $28.80.At the time, HBC was in the midst of forging major real estate joint ventures with Toronto-based RioCan and Simon Properties of Indianapolis. It had also announced plans to acquire German department store chain Galerie Kaufhof. by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 19, 2017 7:13 am MDT Last Updated Jun 19, 2017 at 11:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more