20 runs is certainly more than 0. It was nice to see the offense bounce back with a rather historic effort after looking so futile the night before last.
T.R. Sullivan recaps the game for MLB.com. He also notes that the Rangers have now won the first game in eleven straight series. The last time the Rangers failed to win an opener was against the Yankees in mid-June.
Jeff Wilson's game story chronicles the big night from the offense and also the stellar outing by Derek Holland who pitched six innings of shutout baseball with, at one point, a 17 run lead.
ESPN Dallas' Randy Jennings reacts to the Rangers offensive explosion. This is my favorite part:
Texas became only the third team since 1900 to score at least three runs in each of the first five innings. The feat was accomplished in 1900 in a Phillies-Pirates game and again in 1991 with Texas on the receiving end at Oakland.
Drew Davison has post game notes up about all of the feats the Rangers pulled off. Including:
...for what it's worth, the Dallas Cowboys' offense scored 20 or fewer points in five games last season.
Jennings asked Mike Napoli about scoring no runs on Sunday and then scoring 20 runs on Monday to which he responded with, "It's just baseball."
Adrian Beltre spoke with the media about his injury for the first time since hitting the D.L. Anthony Andro writes that Beltre expects to be back in a couple of weeks because he feels like he's a quick healer and the injury could have been worse.
Sullivan has notes that include similar information on Beltre and various tidbits.
On the Trade Deadline front, Sullivan writes that Ron Washington is on board with the Rangers improving the team through a trade and specifically covets relief help.
Jon Machota writes that the Rangers are interested in Ubaldo Jimenez and wonders if he's this year's Cliff Lee.
Lastly, Julie Chang of the DMN writes about the popularity of Dollar Dog Night. Keep grillin' 'em, Nolan.