The arms: In the sixth, RHP Jason Frasor needed one pitch to escape a bases-loaded situation. He got Alexei Ramirez to ground into an inning-ending force on a fastball. … In the seventh, LHP Neal Cotts returned from a three-day break and retired the side in order.

… In the eighth, manager Ron Washington made the first trip to the mound for a solo meeting with RHP AIexi Ogando after he had allowed a hit and a walk and fallen behind 2-0 to Adam Dunn. Ogando gave up a two-run single by Dunn before getting out of the inning.

The bats: In the first, RF Alex Rios drove in DH Shin-Soo Choo from third with a one-out double. In the last eight games, the Rangers have succeeded nine times in 14 chances with a runner at third and fewer than two outs.

… The Rangers gave up two outs on the bases: SS Elvis Andrus, when trapped between first and second on a single in the first; and CF Leonys Martin, trying to steal second in the second. They have lost 11 outs on the bases overall. … In the fourth, 2B Josh Wilson drove in two runs with a two-out single. Wilson has five RBIs, one more than his total for 60 at-bats with Arizona last season.