Adrian Beltre, by accelerating between first and second base, was able to stretch a single into a double on Friday night, another sign that he is recovering from his left hamstring injury. Said manager Ron Washington, "He pushes it when he feels like he can push it. It's up to Beltre. He is the one who decides how his body is and his legs are. Evidently they are feeling much better."
Starter Yu Darvish has six wins and reliever Robbie Ross has five. The only two Major League teammates with more combined wins are Tampa Bay's David Price and James Shields with six each.
Ross has five wins in in 15 relief appearances. The last pitcher to earn his first five Major League wins that fast was Roger McDowell. He won five in his first 13 games for the Mets in 1985.
The five wins for Ross are the most by a Major League reliever. The club record for wins by a reliever is 13, set by Jim Kern in 1979.
The Rangers went into Saturday with a home run in 12 straight games. The club record is 14, set in 2006.