AP Photo/Nick WassThe scoreboard tells the story of the biggest offensive explosion in AL history.
OK, here's something positive. Aug. 22, 2007, looked like another loss for the Rangers. The Orioles led 3-0 after three innings. But then the Rangers' bats came alive, scoring five in the fourth. And nine in the fifth. And 10 more in the eighth. Amazingly, the Rangers added six more in the ninth to finish a whopping 30-3, setting an American League record for runs scored (and the most in the majors since 1897). Ramon Vazquez and Jarrod Saltalamacchia each drove in seven runs. David Murphy and Saltalamacchia each scored five runs. Marlon Byrd and Travis Metcalf hit grand slams. Every starter had at least two hits.