Worth noting

• Of the 14 players on the Rangers disabled list, nine of them are on the 60-day.

• The Rangers were a season-high 23 1/2 games behind the A's, who lead the division, entering Friday's game. The last time the Rangers' deficit was that large was in 2003, when they finished the season 25 games behind the A's, who won the division that year.

• The Rangers had dropped eight straight and 22 of the past 30 games at home entering Friday.

Grace Raynor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.