• Closer Joakim Soria had retired 18 consecutive batters before giving up a one-out double to Jose Altuve in the ninth on Monday night. Opponents had been hitless in 27 at-bats with the one baserunner reaching on an error.
• Rangers pitchers allowed 11 hits in their 4-0 victory over the Astros. It's only the fifth time in club history that Rangers pitchers have thrown a shutout while allowing at least 11 hits and the first time since April 28, 1994, against the Blue Jays. They allowed 11 hits in four of those shutouts and 12 in a 1-0 victory over the Red Sox on May 7, 1982. George Medich and Danny Darwin combined for the victory.
• The Rangers have 48 shutouts since the start of the 2011 season, tied with the Rays for the most in the American League. The Dodgers lead the Majors with 50.
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