Adrian Beltre achieved a significant milestone in Thursday afternoon's 7-2 victory with a first-inning single off of Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray. It was the 2,591st hit of Beltre's career, passing Vladimir Guerrero for the most hits by a native of the Dominican Republic.
The Rangers have a lot of questions for next season. Second base may not be one of them, as Rougned Odor has handled himself well at the plate, improved significantly on defense and impressed people with the fire that he plays with as a rookie.
Almost two weeks after he abruptly resigned without explanation, former Rangers manager Ron Washington broke his silence in a brief, apologetic statement Thursday, saying only that he left the team because he "was not true" to his wife, Gerry.
Coming off two straight winning series for just the third time all season, the Rangers find themselves playing one final road series against the American League West champion Angels as Lisalverto Bonilla and Hector Santiago square off on Friday.
Texas scored four in the first to help complete a three-game sweep with a 7-2 victory over the A's on Thursday afternoon at O.co Coliseum. Jake Smolinski went 4-for-5 with an RBI in the Rangers' sixth straight win.