Worth noting

• Catcher Geovany Soto, out since the end of Spring Training with a torn meniscus in his left knee, caught in Derek Holland's simulated game Saturday morning. Manager Ron Washington said Soto's currently on pace to return before the All-Star break.

• Entering Saturday's game, the Rangers' 17 wins at home were the second-fewest through 39 games at home since their ballpark opened in 1994. They hadn't won a home series in the past nine tries.

Shin-Soo Choo hit leadoff again Saturday, his second consecutive game in the top spot after 17 games in a row elsewhere in the lineup.

Dave Sessions is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.