Worth noting

Worth noting

• Friday's game lasted four hours and nine minutes. It was the fifth longest nine-inning game in club history, and the longest one that the Rangers lost.

Craig Gentry went into Saturday's game 4-for-6 against Athletics starter Bartolo Colon. That's why he was in the lineup over left-handed hitters David Murphy and Jim Adduci.

• Washington on why Chirinos pinch-hit in the ninth inning on Friday instead of Geovany Soto. Chirinos had a two-out double.

"[I] brought Chirinos from the bullpen to run in case [A.J.] Pierzynski got on. Then, I was looking for Soto, and he was still in the bullpen. I had to make a move, so I put Chirinos up to hit. I couldn't get Soto out of the bullpen, so I sent him up to hit."

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.