Right-handers Neftali Feliz, Colby Lewis and Joakim Soria will participate in pre-game ceremonies and return to Surprise, Ariz., to continue their rehabilitation from surgeries. All are on the disabled list. RHP Nick Tepesch, scheduled to make his major league debut on Tuesday against Tampa Bay, cannot participate because he is not yet on the 40-man major league roster. … With Wednesday’s win at Houston, the Rangers became the first team in history with at least 15 strikeouts and a shutout in consecutive games. The last team to have two shutouts with 15-plus strikeouts in a season was Arizona in 2002. LHP Randy “Big Unit” Johnson went the distance in each game and had a total of 33 strikeouts. … C Geovany Soto and utility infielders Jeff Baker and Leury Garcia are the only players who did not appear during the season-opening series at Houston. … Teams that reached the playoffs last season were 17-2 in series against the lowly Astros.
Rangers become first team in major league history to do this
Dallas Morning News | Apr 5