Catcher Chris Gimenez has started six of the 12 games the Rays have played since he was recalled from Triple-A Durham and had two hits in four at-bats Friday to lift his average to .350. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Brandon Allen is the first player to hit a walk-off pinch-hit homer in his first official at-bat with a team since Cleveland's Jamie Quirk on Sept. 27, 1984. Allen's walk-off homer against the Angels was the Rays' 10th in the past 39 home games. Rangers: Record is still baseball's best
Friday's loss dropped the Rangers' best-in-baseball record to 15-5. That is the second-best mark through the first 20 games of a season in their history, behind the 16-4 record of the 1989 team. Worth noting
Rangers rookie reliever Robbie Ross, who recorded his American League-leading fourth win in just his sixth Major League appearance on Wednesday against the Yankees, is tied with Cardinals' Lance Lynn for most wins in the Majors. Dating back to 1918, he is the only pitcher with four relief wins over his first six career appearances.