Rangers | Pitching staff racking up the Ks
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:56:43 -0700
The Texas Rangers shut out the Houston Astros for the final 18 innings of the opening three-game set. SP Matt Harrison tied a career-high with nine strikeouts Sunday, March 31, SP Yu Darvish set a career high with 14 strikeouts in his near-perfect game bid Tuesday, April 3, and SP Alexi Ogando had his first-career double-digit strikeout game with 10 punchouts Wednesday, April 4, in a win. The Rangers had 43 strikeouts in the three-game series, breaking the major league record for the first three games of the season set by the 1966 Cleveland Indians pitching staff, which had 42.