Cecil Cooper

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Rangers, Hamilton Smack Astros

RBI machine hits two of Texas' six home runs

(Newser) - Josh Hamilton went 5-for-5 with two long homers and five RBIs, and the Texas Rangers, with six home runs total, beat the Houston Astros 16-8 Friday night in a wild Lone Star Series opener. Ian Kinsler scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on a close play that led... More »

Astros Dump Manager Garner, GM Purpura

Houston owner says it's 'time for a change' in last-place operation

(Newser) - The Astros released manager Phil Garner and general manager Tim Purpura yesterday, temporarily replacing them with bench coach Cecil Cooper and the president of operations Tal Smith. The Astros, who have sunk to 58-73 under Garner and Purpura, are tied with Pittsburgh for last place in the National League Central,... More »

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