• Perez's victory Tuesday was his ninth of the season, the most by a rookie pitcher in the American League. Perez is 9-3 with a 3.14 ERA in 15 starts while Chris Archer of Tampa Bay is 8-6 with a 3.14 ERA in 18 starts and Dan Straily of Oakland is 8-7 with a 4.38 ERA in 23 starts.
• Mitch Moreland was amused to hear that he had tied a record with his home run Tuesday night. It was his fifth at the O.co Coliseum this year. That ties him for the most by an Athletics opponent at the Coliseum since the facility opened in 1968. Said Moreland, "They have a record for everything … good lord. If we have more runs than them after nine innings, that's the record I'm looking for."
• Tuesday was Washington's 600th victory as Rangers manager, extending his own club record.
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