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The Rangers And The Best Teams In MLB

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Best records:

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66-37 -- NY Yankees
64-39 -- TB Rays
60-42 -- SD Padres
61-43 -- Texas Rangers
59-44 -- Atlanta Braves
60-45 -- SF Giants
59-45 -- Boston Red Sox
58-45 -- Chicago White Sox
58-46 -- St Louis Cardinals
58-46 -- Minnesota Twins

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Best run differential:

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+141 -- NYY Yankees
+126 -- TB Rays
+93 -- Texas Rangers
+90 -- SD Padres
+89 -- Minnesota Twins
+82 -- SF Giants
+81 -- St Louis Cardinals
+74 -- Atlanta Braves
+70 -- Cincinnati Reds
+67 -- Boston Red Sox

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The Rangers have the third best ERA in the AL (behind TB and Oakland) and eighth best in MLB at 3.80. They are sixth in the AL and 11th in MLB in overall runs allowed (4.1 per game).

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The Rangers are fourth in MLB and the AL (NY, Boston, TB) in runs per game at 5.0.

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At 814 and 670, they are on pace to score 31 more runs and allow 70 fewer runs than in 2009. In the seven years prior to 2009 the Rangers allowed 967, 844, 784, 858, 794, 969 and 882 runs.

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The Rangers are on pace to win 95 games. Their winningest seasons are:

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95 -- 1999
94 -- 1977
90 -- 1996
89 -- 2004
88 -- 1998
87 -- 1978, 1986, 2009

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Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.