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Worth noting

• Rangers manager Ron Washington intends to keep third baseman Adrian Beltre off the field for Texas' three-game set in Toronto due to the Rogers Centre AstroTurf, which can be particularly hard on the body. Beltre is the designated hitter for Friday's opener, and he had an RBI single in the first.

• Right fielder Nelson Cruz (hamstring) is out for Friday's contest against the Blue Jays, but he is expected to return to the lineup on Saturday.

• Lance Berkman is also someone Washington intends on monitoring during the Rangers' series in Toronto because of the AstroTurf. Berkman is out for Friday's game.

Chris Toman is a contributor to
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