Worth noting

• Craig Gentry was 2-for-4 with a double and triple on Tuesday, but Leonys Martin started in center on Wednesday. Manager Ron Washington said Gentry will start on Friday in the home opener against the Angels with left-hander Jason Vargas on the mound.

• Elvis Andrus had two triples in Tuesday's victory over the Astros. It's the ninth time that has happened in club history and the first since Michael Young on Sept. 3, 2002.

• The Rangers' three triples were one short of the club set on July 26, 1973, against the Angels. The opposing starting pitcher was Nolan Ryan, who gave up triples to Vic Harris and Larry Biittner. Reliever Steve Barber gave up the other pair to Alex Johnson and Jim Spencer.

• Rangers pitchers struck out 13 batters on Opening Day and 15 more on Tuesday night. That's the most by a Major League team in the first two games of the season. They join the 2001 Diamondbacks as the first team to strike out at least 13 in the first two games.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.