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The Texas Rangers have wrapped their series against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Rangers managed to win the series and take a 1.5 lead over the Boston Red Sox for the best record in the American League.
A Look at their Performance
Offense: Registered 25 hits, scored 17 runs, blasted three homers, and struck out 17 times. Carlos Gomez blasted three-run homers in Games 2 and 3. In his last ten games, Gomez has blasted three homers, and registered 10 RBIs. In Game 2, Mitch Moreland snapped an 0-for-17 hit-less streak with a single. In Game 3, Rougned Odor snapped an 0-for-22 skid when he blasted a two-out homer in the first inning, and Adrian Beltre registered two doubles, and he now has 590 doubles in his career, making him two short of tying with Todd Helton for 18th all-time.
Rotation: Martin Perez, A.J. Griffin, and Cole Hamels were the starting pitchers. Perez went 6.2 innings, allowing nine hits, surrendering eight runs, and striking three. The Rangers went on to lose 8-3, thus snapping his two-game winning streak. Griffin went 4.1 innings, allowing seven hits, surrendering four runs, and striking out four. Griffin has now allowed a team-high of 28 homers in 119 innings overall. Luckily, he did not suffer a loss thanks largely to the offense and bullpen. Hamels went 7.0 innings, allowing eight hits, surrendering five runs, and striking out six. Like Griffin, he was lucky to avoid being given a loss thanks to the efforts of the offense and bullpen. Hamels reached 200.2 innings and 200 strikeouts. This is his seventh season in which he’s pitched at least 200 innings, and his fifth season in which he’s pitched 200 innings and struck out 200 batters.
Bullpen: Went the entire series without surrendering any runs. The bullpen has a total of 41 wins this season, which ties the Major League Record. The last time a team’s bullpen had 41 wins was in 1953. If the bullpen can win just one more game, they’ll break the record.
The Rangers have allowed a total of 200 homers this season. This is the fifth time in club history where at least 200 homers have been allowed.
On Friday, the Tampa Bay Rays will be in town. This will be the final series of the regular season. If the Rangers can win all three games of this series, they’ll be able to break their record for most wins. The record is currently 96. They currently sit with 94 wins on the season.
Upcoming Schedule – All Times Central
9/30 vs Rays 7:05 p.m.
10/1 vs Rays 7:05 p.m.
10/2 vs Rays 2:05 p.m.