Bats aren't all that carry Rangers to 6-0

Young No. 3, 4, 5 starters combine for 3-0 record and a 1.89 ERA in 19 innings

Updated: April 6, 2011, 6:50 PM ET
By Jim Reeves | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON -- The initial fireworks that splashed across the North Texas sky as the Texas Rangers opened the season with the ferocity of an April thunderstorm this past week didn't fool Ron Washington.

Don't get me wrong, Washington thoroughly enjoyed the bombardment of the Boston Red Sox and, to a slightly lesser extent, the Seattle Mariners' pitching staffs just as much as any delirious, red-clad Rangers fan.

"I'll take 10 or 12 hits and 9 or 10 runs every night," Washington said ...

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