Last night former Longhorn QB/MLB slugger Adam Dunn had his 35th career multi-HR game in the big leagues... did you know Dunn now has 9 HRs versus 8 singles this season?
A couple of notes extracted from the Texas Rangers' sweep over the Houston Astros...
Lance Berkman has now hit safely in every career game as a visitor at Minute Maid Park... He extended his hit streak at the ballpark to 15 straight games with an RBI double in the 1st inning. His 15-game hit streak is the 2nd longest hit streak ever at the ballpark.
Astros have now allowed 3+ HR in 13 games this season, the most in the team's first 38 games in franchise history... Their thirteen games of allowing 3+ HR this season is more than any other team this season.
Sunday marked the ninth time the Rangers have scored 12 or more runs since start of 2012 season... the most in MLB during that span.
(Taken from NFL.com) After all but ignoring the defense in last month's NFL draft, the Dallas Cowboys will be relying on key starters in their linebacking corps to be healthy as they transition into Monte Kiffin's 4-3 scheme.
The health of starters Sean Lee and Bruce Carter, who both suffered season-ending injuries last year before the calendar flipped to December, will be crucial to the early success of the switch.
Lee, who missed 10 games after dislocating his toe and had offseason surgery for a ligament tear due to turf toe, said he'll be ready for offseason workouts.
Carter, who dislocated his elbow on Thanksgiving Day, also plans to be prepared to take the field soon.
"My arm's great. Everything is back to normal," Carter said of his elbow. "I'm back to bench pressing, and I'm just ready to go."
The duo will play a key role as the team transitions to a 4-3 defense. The depth in the front seven is questionable as players take on new positions. Last season's injuries left the Dallas defense hollowed out, needing to pick up players off the street (like linebacker Ernie Simms) just to get 11 men.
Starting the transformation process out healthy will play a huge role in the success of the thin unit in 2013.