Stat of the Day: Dunning hits double-digits

May 9th, 2021

MLB.com is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the Rangers this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game.

May 9: Rangers 10, Mariners 2 -- Dunning deals
Dane Dunning’s career-high 10 strikeouts against the Mariners were the most by any Rangers pitcher this season. It was also just the second 10-strikeout game by a Texas rookie in the last nine seasons (Adrian Sampson fanned 11 on June 2, 2019, vs. the Royals).

May 8: Rangers 9, Mariners 8 -- Double the Gallo
Gallo's two-homer night against the Mariners was the ninth multi-homer game of his career, and his first since June 27, 2019, against the Tigers.

May 7: Mariners 5, Rangers 4 -- Lowe plays long, long ball
Nate Lowe's home run in the third inning to deep center field was the longest by a Rangers hitter in the short existence of Globe Life Field at a projected 451 feet, according to Statcast.

May 6: Rangers 4, Twins 3 (10) -- Gallo moves up Texas' HR list
Joey Gallo hit his fourth homer of 2021 in the series finale. It was his 124th career homer, tying Pete Incaviglia for 16th in Rangers history.

May 5: Rangers 3, Twins 1 -- Yang whiffs way into record books
Hyeon-Jong Yang is just the second pitcher in Rangers history to have as many as eight strikeouts in a stint of 3 1/3 innings or fewer. Danny Darwin fanned eight in 3 1/3 relief innings on Aug. 16, 1980, in Detroit. Yang is also the fifth Rangers pitcher with an eight-plus strikeout outing through his first three MLB games. Bobby Witt fanned 10 in his second big league game on April 17, 1986, in Milwaukee.

May 4: Rangers 6, Twins 3 -- Adolis, away!
Outfielder Adolis García went 3-for-5 against the Twins on Tuesday and is now hitting .348 with seven home runs and 18 RBIs in 11 road games, compared with just .139 in 10 home games.

May 3: Twins 6, Rangers 5 -- Lowe gets on base again
First baseman Nate Lowe extended his career-best on-base streak to 16 games with a single in the third inning. He’s batting .322 during the streak, which dates back to April 17.

May 2: Rangers 5, Red Sox 3 -- Four-game series win streak
With the comeback against Boston, the Rangers have won consecutive four-game series for the first time since 2016. Texas previously had taken three of four against Tampa Bay from April 12-15. Going back to last season, the Rangers are 3-0 in four-game sets, marking the first time since 2014 where Texas has won three straight four-game series.

May 1: Rangers 8, Red Sox 6 -- Calhoun, Lowe extend streaks
Willie Calhoun, who went 3-for-4 with a go-ahead two-run homer, extended his hitting streak to eight games, marking the longest of his career. It also matches Nate Lowe for the longest hit streak for any Ranger this season and both of them are active, as Lowe delivered a two-run single in the third inning.