Very little has shut down Texas' prolific offense, but the Seattle Mariners' Kevin Millwood, of all people, is one of the pitchers to have given the team problems.
The AL West-leading Rangers look to carry some momentum from an amazing weekend into Monday night's series opener with the Mariners and Millwood, who shut down Texas for a second time last week.
The Rangers (30-18) lead the majors with 276 runs, 73 homers, a .289 average and an .824 OPS, and they flexed their muscles in sweeping a weekend series from Toronto, combining for 34 runs, 10 homers and 44 hits while producing a 1.091 OPS. Nelson Cruz finished the series with two homers, two doubles and 10 RBIs, Adrian Beltre drove in five runs and Ian Kinsler had three doubles, four RBIs and five runs.
"We have All-Stars,'' Ron Washington said after Sunday's 12-6 win. "The guys who hit behind (Josh) Hamilton are guys who can drive in runs.''
Despite boasting one of baseball's most potent lineups, the Rangers totaled seven ru...