The Rangers did some amazing things on offense on Monday night, just one night after being shut out. ESPN Stats & Information's John R Fisher III, with help from Elias Sports Bureau, put together a bunch of interesting facts and figures. Here you go:
* The Rangers have been shut out five times this season. In the game immediately after being shut out, they've scored:
The Rangers were shut out Sunday the game before scoring 20 runs Monday. The last team to be shut out the game before scoring 20 runs was the Orioles, September 27-28, 2000. Interesting to note that in that Orioles game in 2000 (scoring 20 after being shut out), the opposing starter (for Toronto) was Chris Carpenter and Roy Halladay relieved Carpenter. The duo combined to allow 13 runs.
They are the fourth team in the last 50 seasons to do it. The two others (along with the Orioles) were the Cubs on May 16-17, 1979, and the Cubs on May 19-20, 1967.
* The Rangers had seven players with at least three hits in Monday's game, the most in franchise history.
* The seven players with three hits matches the most by any team in the Live Ball Era, done eight times previously. The last team to do it was the Reds, May 19, 1999, at Colorado. Seven of the eight Reds position players in that game had three-plus hits; the one who didn't was Barry Larkin, who had two hits.
* The Rangers scored at least three runs in EACH of the first five innings of Monday's game against the Twins (3-3-3-5-4). They are the first team to accomplish that feat since the Athletics (3-3-6-3-3) September 29, 1991, versus the Rangers. The A's went on to win that game 19-5. Texas is just the third team since 1900 to score at least three runs in each of the first five innings of a game. The others:
Monday, Rangers (vs. Twins): 3-3-3-5-4
Sept. 19, 1991, A's (vs. Rangers): 3-3-6-3-3
July 13, 1900, Phillies (vs. Pirates): 5-4-4-3-4
* Also, the Rangers' 18 total runs through the first five innings Monday are the most by any team this season during that span.
* The Rangers' 27 hits are the second most in team history. They had 29 in the 30-3 game against Baltimore on Aug. 22, 2007. Monday was the fifth time the Rangers have scored 20 or more runs.