Worth noting

• The Indians are expected to pitch Justin Masterson, Danny Salazar and Trevor Bauer during their three-game series against the Rangers next weekend. The Rangers then go to Chicago for a three-game series against the White Sox and at this point are expected to face Hector Noesi, John Danks and Chris Sale.

• The Rangers have a three-man bench, and that forced Washington to use Leonys Martin in the lineup on Sunday against left-hander Scott Kazmir. Martin entered the game with four hits in his last 23 at-bats against left-handers. Said Washington: "I can't say it has been all right. Of course he can do better."

• Outfielder Jake Smolinski, who is on the disabled list with a bruised left foot, is still not able to take batting practice or run at full speed.

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.