• Joe Nathan has 41 saves this season, but he has yet to be used for more than one inning in a save situation. Angels closer Ernesto Frieri has seven games of four outs or more, but Rangers manager Ron Washington does not want to use Nathan for more than one inning.
Said Washington, "I don't foresee that. I'm not saying that won't happen, but I have guys who can get the ball to him. I haven't seen any reason to do it. That's asking a lot for a guy who has been a workhorse all year."
• Adrian Beltre entered Wednesday leading the American League in hits with 193. The last third baseman to lead the American League in hits was Kevin Seitzer with the Royals in 1987. Detroit's Miguel Cabrera and Baltimore's Manny Machado, both also third basemen, ranked second with 189.
• The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation, along with Elvis Andrus, Joe Nathan and Derek Holland, made a check presentation to the Southeast Arlington Little League before Wednesday's game to aide a financial crisis within the organization. The Rangers also provided over 500 tickets to the organization for the game.
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.