Craig Gentry was back in the lineup on Friday after hitting .471 (8-for-17) on the seven-game homestand. He was also hitting .364 in his last 22 games and said, "I'm not trying to go out and impress anybody. I'm doing what I can to help the team win and play hard. Things are going well for me and right now." Gentry finished 1-for-3 with a walk in the win.
Josh Hamilton, who was 0-for-2 after entering Thursday's game in the eighth inning, said he wasn't aware that he had a 16-game hitting streak snapped because of his abbreviated appearance. Said Hamilton, "Joe Nathan said something about it to me in the training room."
Rangers vice president Jim Sundberg turned 61 on Friday.
The Rangers have hit a home run in 12 straight games.
Double-A infielder Jurickson Profar tripled in the ninth inning to extend his hitting streak to 28 games on Friday.