Worth noting

Worth noting

• High-A Myrtle Beach clinched the Southern Division first-half title Saturday. Hickory could clinch the Northern Division first-half title with a win Sunday against Delmarva.

• The Rangers have gone 67 straight home series of three games or more without being swept. The last time the Rangers were swept in a four-game series was July 8-10, 2010, against the Orioles at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

• Josh Lindblom became the sixth pitcher in club history to lose a start on his birthday Saturday. It had not happened since Brandon McCarthy lost to the Orioles on July 7, 2007.

Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.