• The Rangers have three shutouts in their first 12 games. The last time that happened was in 1980 when they had three shutouts in nine games. Jon Matlack started two games and Gaylord Perry one.
• Catcher Robinson Chirinos, who did not start on Monday, is 4-for-4 throwing out basestealers. He is the only catcher with multiple attempts who has not allowed a stolen base so far this year in the Majors.
• Andrus on getting ejected Sunday by home-plate umpire Alan Porter for arguing balls and strikes: "We were arguing about that pitch and I guess he didn't like what I was arguing. I guess he thought he had the right to throw me out. I didn't say anything bad, he just threw me out. He gave me a warning after I threw my bat. After that I said, 'That pitch is down,' and he threw me out."
•: The Class A Myrtle Beach Pelicans defeated Salem, 9-6, on Tuesday afternoon for their seventh straight win. All seven wins have been on the road, tied for the longest road winning streak in club history. Third baseman Joey Gallo has a six-game hitting streak at 9-for-18 with four home runs and 11 RBIs. He was named the Carolina League Player of the Week.
• Pitcher Ben Rowen, who missed most of Spring Training with biceps tendinitis, has been activated at Triple-A Round Rock. Pitcher Cory Burns has been placed on the temporary active list.