Game 1 is in the books. The Cardinals won 3-2 with Carpenter getting the win and Wilson the loss. Speaking of wins, Here are the Rangers franchise win leaders using the 1969 Topps league leader format.
Charlie Hough pitched for the Rangers from 1980 through 1990. During that time the knuckleballer amassed 139 victories. Hough also started more games than any other Rangers pitcher and pitched more innings than any other. He averaged over 6 and 2/3 innings per outing and had 98 complete games during those 11 years.
Fergie Jenkins won 25 games in his first season with the Rangers. Jenkins pitched for the Rangers in 1974 and 1975 then again from 1978-1981. Jenkins was also a workhorse for the Rangers with 90 complete games in just 6 years and averaging over 7 innings per game.
Derek Holland went 16-5 this season and is 1-0 in the post season. Holland also had 4 complete game shut outs.