Worth noting

• Washington went into Wednesday's game planning not to use outfielder Jake Smolinski, who is dealing with a bruised left foot.

• Rangers relievers pitched eight innings on Tuesday night. Going into Wednesday's game, they had pitched 327 innings on the season, tied with the Indians for the most in the American League.

• Outfielder Daniel Robertson, who was not in the starting lineup on Wednesday night, had four straight two-hit games. He had just two two-hit games in his first 29 games after being acquired from the Padres.


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