• Robbie Ross' start on Thursday ended a streak of 38 straight games in which the Rangers had a right-handed starting pitcher.
• Rangers position players David Murphy, Moreland, Chris Gimenez and J.P. Arencibia are scoreless in four one-inning pitching appearances for the Rangers over the past two years. The last position player to give up a run was Craig Gentry, who allowed three against Oakland on June 4, 2012.
• Claudio is the 11th player to make his Major League debut with the Rangers this season.
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