In the first game of the season, the Texas Rangers have already set season highs in hits, homeruns, and extra base hits for a single game. 15, 2, and 6 respectively.
Behind 13-year veteran-rookie pitcher Kevin Milwood, the Rangers defeated the Cleveland Indians 9-1 in front of a sellout crowd of almost 50,000 fans. That’s more fans than the Florida Marlins drew all of last season.
Leading the way for the Rangers was second baseman Ian Kinsler who went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs.
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If the Rangers can keep this pace, they will finish the season 162-0. Their magic number to clinch the division is now 161. Technically, it’s still at 162 because no other team in their division has played a game.