Strangers 9, Indians 1
Seriously, who are these guys decked out in red?
*The starting pitcher (Kevin Millwood) throws six shutout innings, the first Ranger to do so since Charlie Hough in 1989.
*The 20-year-old shortstop (Elvis Andrus) gets a hit in his first at-bat and ranges on the first-base side of second, turning singles into outs.
*The new starting catcher (Jarrod Saltalamacchia) drives in three runs, including a homer.
*The designated hitter who can never stay healthy (Hank Blalock) is fit long enough to break the game open with a 3-run homer in the 5th.
*The Rangers make 0 errors.
*Texas smacks '08 Cy Young winner Cliff Lee for 15 hits, matching a Opening Day franchise-record set in 1982.
*Bullpen arms (C.J. Wilson and Frankie Francisco) combined to throw two shutout innings.
We're accustomed to the Rangers winning 9-8, but 9-1?
Chris Davis didn't get a hit. The wind continually whipped hot dog wrappers all over the field. And the B-1 bombers' flyover occurred during the National Anthem, not after it.
But all things considered: A perfect day.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Dallas, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.