Worth noting

• The Rangers started the season 4-2 and have been playing well, but David Murphy is convinced it can get even better. "I've seen us better," Murphy said. "I'd like to see one of those 15-hit games where we don't even need to hit any home runs. Just single, double, single, double, double ... put up a 5-spot early."

• Lance Berkman and Nelson Cruz are two of 10 players in the Majors who hit safely in their first six games.

• Ian Kinsler, who hit his third homer Sunday, has homered 14 times within a season's first six games, tied with Juan Gonzalez for most in Rangers history.

• After six games the Rangers were hitting .275 as a team, .275 against left-handed pitchers, .275 against right-handers and .275 with runners in scoring position.

Jim Reeves is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.