Worth noting

Worth noting

• Washington on using veteran Adam Rosales as a pinch-runner in the ninth inning Monday instead of rookie Engel Beltre: "Rosales has more experience in those situations. Rosales has been in enough of those situations to know what it's about."

• The Rangers still expect Yu Darvish to pitch Saturday without any problems after he experienced some cramping in the seventh inning during Monday's 1-0 loss to the Pirates.

• Monday's game was the third 1-0 loss for Darvish this season. It's the most for a Major League pitcher since Orel Hershiser had four 1-0 losses with the Dodgers in 1989. The only other American League pitcher with three 1-0 losses in a season since the designated hitter was introduced was Dave McNally with the Orioles in 1973.

• Darvish is one of four Rangers pitchers with at least three 1-0 losses during their entire time with the organization. Ferguson Jenkins had five, while Charlie Hough and Gaylord Perry each had three.

Elvis Andrus had two steals Monday, giving him 162 for his career. That passes Bump Wills for second most in Rangers history. Ian Kinsler, who passed Wills earlier this season, has 170.

• The Rangers did not have an extra-base hit in Monday's game for the 14th time this season. That's the most since 16 such games in 1992. Monday's game was also the third in club history in which they stole at least three bases and did not score a run. It happened Sept. 29, 1983, and Oct. 4, 1972.

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