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1986 The Rangers, in a 14-1 trouncing of Minnesota at the Metrodome, hit a team record seven home runs, including blasts from Darrell Porter (2), Ruben Sierra (2), Steve Buechele, Pete O'Brien, and Pete Incaviglia. Minnesota's starter Bert Blyleven is tagged for five of the round-trippers, which raises his gopher ball total to 44 this season, establishing a new American League record.
2004 At Oakland's Network Associates Coliseum, a female fan suffers a broken nose, facial lacerations, and a possible concussion as she is hit with a plastic chair thrown by Ranger reliever Frank Francisco. The altercation between fans and the several Rangers players, which takes place in the field box seats between the Texas dugout and bullpen, occurs with two outs in the ninth inning after Texas' Alfonso Soriano's second homer of the game ties the game 5-5.
2006 With a single in the first inning, a double in the second, and triple in the fourth, Gary Matthews blasts a homer in the sixth to complete the cycle in order in his first four at bats. The Texas center fielder, son of a former major leaguer, is only the third Ranger player to hit for the cycle, with Oddibe McDowell (1985) and Mark Teixeira (2004) being the others.
2009 Ichiro Suzuki becomes the first player in major league history to collect 200 hits in nine consecutive seasons when he beats out an infield single in the Mariners' 5-0 nightcap victory over Texas at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The right-fielder had been tied with Wee Willie Keeler, who had eight straight years with 200 or more hits playing for the National League franchises in Baltimore and Brooklyn from 1894-1901.

4 Fact(s) Found