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Worth noting

• Pitcher Derek Holland, on the disabled list while recovering from offseason knee surgery, threw another live batting-practice session on Wednesday in Arizona. He will throw again on Monday and then be re-evaluated. The Rangers have seen some improvement in his fielding drills, but Holland is still not at 100 percent.

Yu Darvish has now lost eight straight to the Athletics. That's tied for the second-longest losing streak against one club. Charlie Hough lost nine straight to the Brewers in 1982-88.

Luis Sardinas made his first start of the season at third base on Wednesday so that Adrian Beltre could get a day at designated hitter.

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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