Good or bad, Rangers all about offense

Runs, runs and more runs have always been a big part of the recipe in Texas

Originally Published: May 1, 2009
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

A meaningless game in August 1986 in Baltimore serves as one of the snapshots of the Texas Rangers franchise. The Rangers took a 6-0 lead that night, fell behind 11-6, then won the game 13-11 despite allowing two grand slams. The fact that they won is not important, but the final score is: For most of their 38-year existence, including this year, the all-or-nothing, always-entertaining Rangers have rarely been out of a game, and rarely comfortably ahead.

The Rangers seemingly always have ...

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