Texas offense a reason why Oswalt signed
JUN 28, 2012 12:27a ET
Oswalt, 34, signed with the Rangers in late May and made his debut last week against the Colorado Rockies.
In his second start, six Rangers turned in a multi-hit effort, six drove in at least one run and that was without any hits off the big bats of Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz.
"Coming over here I knew the lineup they had," Oswalt said. "One through nine, anybody can beat you with the long ball and most of the guys hit all parts of the field. It plays a big part in scoring runs.
"You got a lineup like this with all these guys hitting and it's pretty dangerous."
A few of the highlights of the 13-9 victory over the Detroit Tigers included 16 hits in 40 at bats, three homers and a career-high five RBIs from David Murphy.
But even with all of that damage coming against the team the Rangers defeated in last year's American League Championship Series, Michael Young says there's room for improvement.
"I think we got a ways to go," the Rangers designated hitter said. "But we're starting to kind of see what we're all capable of doing. I think we're all chomping at the bit to get to where we really want to be as an offense. But we'll get there.
"One thing about this team is we've been through the wars and we know where the finish line is, so we know exactly what a big league season is all about."
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