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Monday's Game Was Record-Setting

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    Ron Gardenhire put it best following Monday night's 20-6 Texas Rangers win over the Minnesota Twins.

    The Twins skipper, in his postgame interview, made reference to the idea that his team was the first ever to allow a ZIP code in the line score, thinking the 3-3-3-5-4 the Rangers put up in the first five innings was ZIP code in "New York somewhere".

    A reporter quickly corrected him: "No, it's Fort Lauderdale."

    Either way, the Rangers became just the third team in modern history to score at least three runs in each of the first five innings, and that was just the tip of the iceberg in history making the Rangers did on Monday.

    The 20 runs was the most by any MLB team this year and it was the third most in team history, behind two games against the Orioles when the Rangers scored 30 and 26 runs.

    The Rangers had seven players — Ian Kinsler, Elvis Andrus, Michael Young, Nelson Cruz, Mike Napoli, Mitch Moreland and Endy Chavez — with at least three hits.

    The Rangers also won their 11th straight series opener, which continued to build on a previous record of eight that the team accomplished in 1980.

    Tonight, the Rangers should shoot for a Texas ZIP, you know, those ones that start with 7s.