ARLINGTON -- With six games to go, the Rangers are expected to go over three million in attendance for the second straight year. The Rangers went into Tuesday's game with the Astros having drawn 2,907,758 fans. They have been averaging 38,770 fans per game.
The Rangers set a club record last season by drawing 3,460,280 fans and averaging 42,270 per game. They have drawn at least 2.9 million in three other seasons, but this will be only the second time to go over three million.
The Rangers average of 38,770 fans per game is the second highest average in the American League. The Yankees lead with 40,338. There are three teams in the National League with higher attendance averages: the Dodgers (45,973), Cardinals (41,564) and Giants (41,614).
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.