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.
Sept. 23: Orioles 3, Rangers 0 -- Runs tough to wrangle
The Rangers suffered their first shutout at the hand of the Orioles since July 14, 2018. It was their 14th shutout loss of 2021. That matches the most shutouts against the Rangers since 1992. The last season they were shut out more than 14 times was 1983 (15).
Sept. 22: Yankees 7, Rangers 3 -- Kiner-Falefa rakes
Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in a loss to the Yankees. He has reached base safely in 15 straight games, collecting a hit in 12 of them for an average of .383 over that span (23-for-60). He also has a multi-hit effort in five of his last six games.
Sept 21: Yankees 7, Rangers 1 -- Ibañez's hot streak
Andy Ibañez went 3-for-4 with a double in the loss. He’s has reached base safely in 16 straight games with hits in 14 of those 16 and multiple hits in 11. Over that span, he is batting .467 (28-for-60) to raise his season batting average from .200 to .274.
Sept. 20: Yankees 4, Rangers 3 -- Culberson's success vs. lefties
Charlie Culberson homered off lefty Nestor Cortes to lead off the fifth inning, his fifth home run of the season. Four of Culberson’s five home runs have come off left-handed pitchers this season. He entered Monday with the third-best batting average against lefties in the Majors. He’s now slashing .350/.382/.561 against lefties, compared to just .126/.211/.180 against righties this season.
Sept. 19: White Sox 7, Rangers 2 -- Lyles' scoreless streak comes to an end
Rangers starter Jordan Lyles saw his career-best scoreless streak come to an end at 16 innings after allowing five runs on six hits in the fourth. That tied the second-longest run by a Rangers pitcher in 2021 (Kyle Gibson, 19, and Dane Dunning, 16).
Sept. 18: Rangers 2, White Sox 1 -- Peters' RBIs
DJ Peters put the Rangers in front, 2-1, in the sixth inning with a pinch-hit RBI single off Garrett Crochet. It was just the second hit of his career as a pinch-hitter and his first with the Rangers. It was also the first go-ahead RBI by a Rangers pinch-hitter since Rougned Odor’s RBI single on May 25, 2019, against the Angels. Peters has 28 RBIs over his last 33 games, the most among Texas hitters over that time span, far ahead of the next closest -- Nathaniel Lowe, with 17.
Sept. 17: White Sox 8, Rangers 0 -- Walk this way
Nathaniel Lowe walked in each of his first two plate appearances, bringing his season total to 74 (12th in MLB). It was his 18th multiple-walk game in 2021. Entering Friday's games, only two American League players had more games with multiple walks: TEX/NYY’s Joey Gallo (25) and Detroit's Robbie Grossman (20).
Sept. 16: Astros 12, Rangers 1 -- DJ Peters, the XBH machine
DJ Peters’ double in the sixth inning was Texas’ only extra-base hit in the loss. Since being claimed off waivers from the Dodgers, 16 of his 31 total hits with the Rangers have gone for extra bases (11 homers, 5 doubles).
Sept. 15: Astros 7, Rangers 2 -- Dunning's K prowess
With four strikeouts in his relief outing against the Astros, Dane Dunning has 103 K’s in 2021. He’s the 10th Rangers rookie pitcher to fan at least 100 batters in a season and just the fifth since 1990: Chris Young in 2005, Derek Holland in 2009, Yu Darvish -- who struck out a club record 221 -- in 2012 and Adrian Sampson in 2019.
Sept. 14: Rangers 8, Astros 1 -- García rolling in rookie year
Adolis García launched his 30th home run of the season, tying the Rangers' rookie record set by Pete Incaviglia in 1986. The homer was his seventh against Houston this season, which is the most by a Ranger off the Astros in a single season. He surpassed Adrian Beltre in 2013 and Rougned Odor in 2016 (six homers each).
Sept 13: Astros 15, Rangers 1 -- Culberson on the mound
Rangers infielder Charlie Culberson tossed a scoreless ninth inning in his second relief appearance of the season and sixth of his career. He threw just seven pitches (and induced his first career double play) after throwing just eight in his last outing (6/11 at LAD). Culberson is just the third position player in Rangers history to appear on the mound multiple times in a single season, joining Adam Rosales (2015) and Jeff Mathis (2019).
Sept. 12: Rangers 4, A's 3 -- Kiner-Falefa staying hot
Shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 9-for-26 (.346) with five RBIs in his last six games to close out the Rangers' three-city, nine-game road trip.
Sept. 11: Rangers 8, A's 6 -- He(im)'s going the distance
Jonah Heim's go-ahead, two-run home run that keyed the Rangers' eighth-inning uprising and win over the A's was projected by Statcast at 447 feet, the longest home run of Heim's career. When asked, Heim said he didn't think he had ever hit a ball that far.
Sept. 10: A's 10, Rangers 5 -- Otto's advanced metrics
After giving up eight runs in 3 1/3 innings to the A's, Otto's ERA ballooned from 1.86 to 6.92. Otto's FIP, however, only increased from 1.19 to 1.62. The difference between ERA and FIP has been due to Otto's high strikeout rate (11.08 K/9), low walk rate (1.38 BB/9) and non-existent home run rate.
Sept. 8: Rangers 8, D-backs 5 -- Three bags for birthday boy
Leody Taveras, who turned 23 on Wednesday, hit a leadoff triple to open the fourth inning. He is the first Ranger to triple on their birthday since Nelson Cruz on July 1, 2011, vs. the Marlins.
Sept. 7: Rangers 3, D-backs 1 -- Lyles' 7-inning relief win
Jordan Lyles earned the win after tossing seven innings of one-run relief behind starter Spencer Howard. That’s the longest relief win by a Rangers pitcher since Dave Rajsich allowed one run in 8 2/3 innings against the Royals on Aug. 28, 1980. Only seven Texas pitchers have notched relief wins with at least seven innings pitched since the franchise relocated to Arlington in 1972.
Sept. 6: Rangers 4, Angels 0 -- All Alexy
After going five innings and allowing one hit in his first career start against the Rockies, rookie A.J. Alexy followed up his debut with six innings of one-hit ball against the Angels. He's the first rookie in the modern era to work five-plus innings and allow one or fewer hits in each of his first two career starts. Alexy is also just the third Rangers pitcher to work five or more scoreless innings in his first two MLB outings, joining Scott Chiamparino (1990) and Chi Chi González (2015).
Sept. 5: Rangers 7, Angels 3 -- Peters smokes the Angels
DJ Peters hit a home run in each of his first two at-bats against the Angels, giving him 10 on the season. It’s his second career multihomer game, making him the fourth Ranger this season to reach that feat, joining Joey Gallo, Adolis García and Nathaniel Lowe. His nine homers are the fourth most by a Texas rookie in a season since the start of 2015 (29 by García in 2021, 20 by Nomar Mazara in 2016 and 16 by Ronald Guzmán in 2018).
Sept. 4: Angels 4, Rangers 1 -- Allard's homer woes
Kolby Allard, who gave up homers to Shohei Ohtani and Juan Lagares, has allowed two home runs in five straight games, which is the first time a Rangers pitcher has allowed two or more big flies in five straight appearances since Rick Helling from Sept. 1-22, 1999.
Sept. 3: Angels 3, Rangers 2 -- Solak extends streak
Rangers second baseman Nick Solak had a three-hit game, including two doubles and a single. That also extended his career-best hit streak to 11 games, which ties Andy Ibañez (Aug. 15-27) and Isiah Kiner-Falefa (June 1-13) for the longest by a Ranger this season.
Sept. 1: Rockies 9, Rangers 5 -- Mistakes prove costly
The Rangers committed four errors while giving up five runs to the Rockies in the top of the ninth inning. That matches a club record for errors in a single frame, following the second inning of the Sept. 26, 2013, contest against the Angels at Globe Life Park. First baseman Nathaniel Lowe accounted for three of the four errors, two of them on the same play, which also sets a club record for individual errors in a single game.