Worth noting

• Ryan Rua batted fifth in his Major League debut on Friday. He is the first Rangers player to make his Major League debut in one of the top five spots in the order since Jason Romano batted leadoff in his first game on April 17, 2002. Rua is the first Rangers player to debut in the fifth spot since Ruben Sierra on June 1, 1986.

• Rua is also the 11th player to start at first base for the Rangers this season.

• The Rangers won their semifinal series against the Giants in the Dominican Summer League. They have advanced to the finals for the second straight year.

• Eight of the Rangers' 13 runs on Friday were driven home by rookies. Michael Choice and Rougned Odor each had three while Daniel Robertson and Tomas Telis both had one. The last time the Rangers had at least eight RBIs from rookies in one game was their 30-3 victory over the Orioles on Aug. 22, 2007. They had 13 in that game from Jarrod Saltalamacchia (seven), Travis Metcalf (four) and David Murphy (two).

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.