G109: Rangers bomb Indians 10-3 on Oates’ return to Texas

Today was a day when I came down to the ballpark for the sole purpose of getting the giveaway. My wife and I collect pins, and they gave out a set of Rangers HOF induction pins for each of the four 2003 inductees (Ryan, Sundberg, Hough, Oates). I ended up getting quite a show between the lines.
The Rangers belted seven home runs (6 in the first 3 innings), tying a club record for HR in a game – and the first time they did it at home. Mike Young led off the game with a home run, and we never looked back, jumping out to a 4 run lead in the first inning. In fact, all 10 of our runs came on the longball. While we’re at it, 2 of the 3 runs that Cleveland scored were on the longball as well. :)
John Thomson looked great – going 8 innings, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits – a great outing, and one we need a lot more of if Arod is going to be happy here. ;)
Game notes are here and here.