ARLINGTON -- The Rangers had the best record in baseball at 15-4 entering Friday's series opener against the Rays. And still, manager Ron Washington said his team can play better -- specifically when it comes to moving runners over and scoring guys from third base with less than two outs.
It's nitpicking -- the Rangers are batting .313 as a team with runners in scoring position. But there have been situations, especially with runners at third, where they can improve.
"Our execution can get better," Washington said. "That definitely can get better. Getting runners over with nobody out from second base when we don't bunt, getting them in from third with less than two outs, infield in and we need a ball in the air, making sure you elevate it and drive it to the outfield. Those are things the game asks you every single day to do."