Luke Scott (right-calf strain) ran sprints in the outfield on Wednesday and believes he will be back before the projected 3-5 week forecast. "I believe I'll be back much sooner than that," Scott said. "Ron's [Porterfield, head athletic trainer] been doing a great job."
• Rangers right-hander Nick Tepesch became the seventh rookie starter to beat the Rays in his Major League debut on Tuesday night. Prior to Tepesch, Baltimore's Zach Britton (2011) was the last to turn the trick. All-time, rookie starters making their Major League debut against the Rays are 7-7 in 21 starts.
• Of the 44 runs the Rays have permitted this season, 27 have come with two out.