Worth noting

Worth noting

• Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer on the work of Garza on Saturday: "He was attacking guys. What we had on him was he really didn't use his changeup very much, he was mostly fastball-slider, but there were times when he'd flip over a curveball first pitch or a changeup. Especially with A.J. [Pierzyinski] back there -- A.J. knows us from Chicago and he did a great job of calling the game and he executed his pitches very well."

• Garza went eight innings on Saturday night, the longest outing by a Rangers pitcher since Yu Darvish went eight against the Astros on Aug. 12.

• Washington on Royals catcher Salvador Perez: "He's a stud. He's a he-man. He can do some things. He can receive, he can block, he can call a game, he can hit and he can throw. And he's young. It looks like he's got a head on his shoulders. He just needs to take care of himself."

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.