Three was the the magic number last night.
Three, as in the Rangers hit three home runs.
Three, as in they tended to pick up three RBIs at once, with a couple three-run homers. A totally unlikely one from Elvis Andrus, the first ever of his career. An expected one from Adrian Beltre, who, with 411 career homers, is very accustomed to the three-RBI variety.
Three, as in three runs given up.
Three, as in three times the cameras showed Leonys Martin in the dugout leaning up against the water cooler looking, quite frankly, sad and lost.
All of those threes lead to this three, as in the Rangers have a three-game lead over the Houston Astros, with eleven games remaining.
Last night’s 10-3 win was another total team effort, the kind the Rangers have been getting a lot of lately. No single guy carried the team, the team carried every single guy..
Every player in the lineup had at least one hit, with the exception of Drew Stubbs, and he walked and scored.
Every player in the lineup score at least one run, with the exception of Bobby Wilson, and he singled and drew a walk.
Up and down the lineup, everyone contributed.
Colby Lewis settled into another great game, picking up his seventeenth win.
The machine is firing on all cylinders.
Today they try to extend their winning streak. To three.