How good are teams whose starters allow 4-5 runs per start?

If your starter is giving up 4-5 runs you are looking for offense to compensate and your bullpen to be strong.

Here is the ranking of teams by number of games in which their starters have allowed four or five runs.

Rk Tm #Matching
1 TEX 17 Ind. Games
2 CHC 18 Ind. Games
3 WSN 18 Ind. Games
4 MIL 19 Ind. Games
5 CHW 20 Ind. Games
6 OAK 20 Ind. Games
7 PIT 20 Ind. Games
8 CIN 21 Ind. Games
9 KCR 21 Ind. Games
10 MIA 21 Ind. Games
11 STL 21 Ind. Games
12 TBR 21 Ind. Games
13 ATL 22 Ind. Games
14 NYM 22 Ind. Games
15 PHI 22 Ind. Games
16 ARI 23 Ind. Games
17 CLE 23 Ind. Games
18 DET 23 Ind. Games
19 NYY 24 Ind. Games
20 SDP 24 Ind. Games
21 SFG 24 Ind. Games
22 HOU 25 Ind. Games
23 LAA 25 Ind. Games
24 LAD 25 Ind. Games
25 SEA 25 Ind. Games
Rk Tm #Matching
26 TOR 27 Ind. Games
27 COL 29 Ind. Games
28 BOS 31 Ind. Games
29 BAL 33 Ind. Games
30 MIN 37 Ind. Games
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/24/2012.

Clearly, the Texas Rangers have the offense that can overcome a weak start, but the Twins do not. Looking at the bottom five we have the three teams from the AL East and you can see why the Yankees have the largest lead in baseball. When you see Detroit in the middle of the pack, you also see why they have struggled this season before finding their recent groove and why the Anibal Sanchez acquisition could be so significant for them.

Next, we look at the frequency of 6+ runs per start.