• TBS Broadcaster Ron Darling said Thursday he believes the Rangers never really got over what happened in the 2011 World Series.
Said Darling, "They have been so good so long, what I see is, they were one pitch, one out, one catch away from celebrating to having their hearts broken. Occasionally what happens is, it makes it difficult to recapture that magical moment. You have that kismet or karma, what baseball gives you. You said, 'Boy that was our moment,' and you let it pass you by."
• The Rangers' 82 stolen bases since the All-Star break lead the Majors. Their 141 steals are the fifth most in club history.
• The Rangers have hit a home run in four straight games after connecting in just two of their previous 13 games.
Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.