Worth noting

Worth noting

• Right-hander Koji Uehara, on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle in his right rib cage, is scheduled to be examined by Dr. Keith Meister on Thursday. If he gets clearance, Uehara is expected to resume throwing off a mound again. He may not return to the bullpen until the rosters are expanded in September.

• Ian Kinsler stole his 20th base in the first inning on Wednesday. That gives him five 20-steal seasons, most in club history.

• Nelson Cruz went into Wednesday's game with a career .421 batting average (24-for-57) at Fenway Park, the second highest by a Boston opponent with at least 50 at-bats. Will Clark hit .434 (43-for-99) in his career at Fenway Park. Former Rangers catcher Geno Petralli hit .414 (36-for-87), the third best.

• The Rangers have just scattered singles, obstructed view and standing-room tickets left for games against the Tigers on Friday and Saturday. Approximately 3,000 tickets remain for Sunday.