• Washington planned to use closer Joe Nathan in Sunday's game. He's only made two appearances this month.
• The Rangers play a four-game series against the Rays in St. Petersburg starting Monday. Washington on dealing with the turf: "We'll probably go out early, get some early work to get used to the field. It's no different than it's been in the past. We know all the kinks and premises in that place, playoff games we've played there. So we know all of that, but it's still turf. We'll get out there and get used to the light."
• Entering Sunday, the Rangers had been outscored, 23-17, on this homestand, but all five losses were within two runs.
Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.