Worth noting

Worth noting

• This series marked the second time the Rangers and the Royals have faced each other and both teams had at least 80 wins. The only other time was at the end of the 1993 season.

• The Royals and the Rangers also entered the series as the top two stolen base leaders in the American League. The Royals had 147 and the Rangers had 132 prior to Friday night's opener.

• The Rangers had to come from behind to beat the Rays on Thursday. It was their 45th come-from-behind win this season, matching the most in club history.

• The Rangers had 16 hits, five steals and four home runs on Thursday. That's the first time they have hit that particular trifecta in club history.

 

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