"We have guys with track records and that will come into play soon," said Washington. "We just need a base hit at the right time. We haven't found the right guy to get that hit, but it will come. What you saw [in a 3-1 loss to the White Sox on Thursday] is not going to be a constant. We are going to figure it out and be more consistent. We just have to keep pecking away."
• The Rangers, going into Friday's game, had scored a combined 23 runs in the first three innings over 28 games. That was the lowest figure in the AL. They had scored 63 runs in the fourth through six innings, second most in the league.
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