Worth noting

Worth noting

Lance Berkman has likely made his last start for the Rangers and will be used only as a pinch-hitter the rest of the week. Berkman is still bothered by inflammation in his left hip as well as a chronic sore right knee, and manager Ron Washington said, "I'm trying to get people out there who don't have health issues and are more physically fit."

• Sunday's 4-0 loss in 10 innings marked only the second time in 37 years the Rangers have been shut out in an extra-inning game. The last time was a 1-0 loss to the Twins in 13 innings on Sept, 22, 1992. Before that, it happened twice in 1976 and three times in 1972.

• The Rangers lost Sunday on a walk-off grand slam by Royals outfielder Justin Maxwell. It's the first time since 1967 that a scoreless game in extra innings came to an end on a grand slam. The last time it happened was by Don Buford of the White Sox on Sept. 14, 1967, against the Indians.

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.