In the first game of what was supposed to be just a harmless doubleheader between two teams going nowhere, the Rangers scored and scored and scored some more. When their bats finally stopped smoking, they had branded the Orioles with a 30-3 loss.
It was the first time since 1900, considered the beginning of the “modern era” that a team had reached 30 runs. It’s also the largest margin of victory in the modern era, as well.
I’m sure I wasn’t the only Rangers fan thinking our bullpen would still blow the game.