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Worth noting

• Rios has played 1,454 Major League games without appearing in the postseason. That's the third most among active players and he said Monday's tiebreaker doesn't count.

Said Rios before Monday's game: "I think I have to wait until Wednesday to say I've played in some games in the playoffs. Tonight is going to feel like one of those games, but I have to wait until Wednesday.

• Darvish finished the season with 277 strikeouts, the most in the Major Leagues. The only other Rangers pitcher to lead the Majors in strikeouts was Nolan Ryan with 301 in 1989.

Jeff Baker is still unable to play the field while dealing with a strained groin muscle. He is available to hit, but that is why he did not start at first base with a left-hander on the mound for the Rays. Said Washington: "He could probably get something hit right at him, but I can't take that chance."

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger.
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