OAKLAND -- The Rangers went into Sunday's game with 13 hits in their last 20 at-bats with runners in scoring position. That raised their season average in those situations to .287, the highest in the Major Leagues. The Rangers club record is .303, set in 1998. The highest marks by one team since 1974 are the Detroit Tigers in 2007 and the Colorado Rockies in 1996. Both hit .311 with runners in scoring position. Michael Young went into Sunday's game hitting .375 with runners in scoring position, sixth best in the Major Leagues. Joey Votto of the Reds led with a .424 batting average.
Ian Kinsler's .413 batting average in those situations in 2008 is the highest by a Rangers player. Young hit .412 in 2006 and has finished with a RISP batting average of .330 or better in five of his 10 seasons in the Major Leagues.