Worth noting

• Washington said he would still like to get Luis Sardinas in the lineup during the four-game series with the Twins. But he's not ready to give Elvis Andrus a day off for the first time this season. Andrus is hitting .348 through the first five games of the road trip.

• The Twins were 3-for-17 against Nick Tepesch on Sunday during the second and third times through the rotation. Last year, opponents hit .343 against Tepesch through the second and third times through the rotation.

• Tuesday marked Washington's 1,187th game as manager of the Rangers. He has officially passed Bobby Valentine as the longest-tenured manager in club history.

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.