• As Washington and Alex Rios had stated days earlier, Rios, who is battling a sprained right ankle, was back in the Rangers lineup on Sunday, playing right field and batting third.
• Robinson Chirinos was in the lineup catching right-hander Nick Martinez. Geovany Soto had caught the first two games of the series against the Astros after having been activated from the 15-day disabled list on Friday.
Richard Dean is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.