With a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday night, a game that got a little too interesting for the Arlington faithful there in the ninth, the Texas Rangers put the cap on a dominant stretch of interleague play for 2012.
Texas finished the interleague portion of the schedule with a Major League-best 14-4 record against a group of National League teams that, for the most part, were less than daunting foes. To wit, only one of the team’s interleague series came against a winning ballclub--that was Arizona, who the Rangers took two of three from. Kind of interestingly, Arizona had the best interleague record for any National League team at 9-6.
Unfortunately, the Rangers’ dominance of the NL could only help their division lead so much, as the rest of the American League West fared pretty well in interleague competition as well: the AL West had the best record of any division in baseball in interleague action, in fact, with a combined 44-28 mark.
In their efforts to keep pace with the Rangers, the second place Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim had the third best record in interleague play, behind Texas and the Yankees, at 12-6.