• The Rangers are the fifth American League team to throw four shutouts in their first 14 games since the designated hitter rule was adopted in 1973. The others were the 1978 Athletics, the 1979 Rangers, the 1981 Athletics and the 1990 Brewers. The starters for the Rangers in 1979 were Doyle Alexander (twice), Steve Comer and Ferguson Jenkins.
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