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.