Originally written on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 11/20/14
The Texas Rangers are off to a fast start on the mound this season. On Wednesday night they broke the major league record for the most strikeouts by a team in the first three games of a season. The Rangers bested the Houston Astros 4-0 on Wednesday night while striking out 15 batters. That gave them 43 punch-outs through the first three games of the year, breaking the previous mark of 42, set by the Cleveland Indians in 1966. Clearly the Rangers have some solid guys working from the hill this season. Wednesday night’s shutout followed Yu Darvish’s near-perfect game from Tuesday night. Darvish was just one out away from tossing a perfect game and racked up 14 strikeouts in a 7-0 win. The Rangers were led by Alexi Ogando Wednesday night. Ogando tossed 6.1 innings and allowed just four hits and no runs, while striking out 10 and walking just one batter. Michael Kirkman added two strikeouts in relief, while Joe Nathan closed things out by striking out the side in the ninth. It was a gr...
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