Tolleson replaced by Dyson as Rangers closer
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Right-hander Shawn Tolleson will not be closing games for Texas for awhile, Rangers manager Jeff Banister revealed before Wednesday's series finale with the Oakland Athletics. He will be replaced by righthander Sam Dyson.
Tolleson, who enters play tied with A's Ryan Madson and Seattle's Cishek for the AL lead with 11 saves, suffered his fourth blown save Tuesday night, allowing a walkoff grand slam to Khris Davis.
The Rangers had taken the lead on a two-run homer by Ian Desmond in the top of the ninth, pinning Madson with his first blown save of the season.
The Rangers have lost six times in walkoff fashion, the most in the majors and matching their total from last year.
Dyson has saved two games in the Rangers' last three wins.