After batting .235 in his first 17 games, Elvis Andrus has batted .352 in his last 36. Over that stretch, Andrus is batting .352 with 12 doubles, 19 RBIs, 26 runs, 19 walks and 18 strikeouts. Since April 25, his .345 batting average and .407 on-base percentage are second in the American League only to Paul Konerko while his 26 runs are tied for third in the AL behind Jason Kipnis and David Ortiz. Center fielder Craig Gentry became the fourth position player in team history to take the mound for the Rangers. Gentry pitched the ninth inning of Monday's 12-1 loss, allowing two runs on three hits and walking one batter. He threw 20 pitches, 10 of which were strikes. A's: Bats bounce back in big way
Before Monday's 12-1 win over the Rangers, the A's were struggling offensively. They had scored just 47 runs and batted .188 in their previous 20 games before scoring 12 on runs on 15 hits, including six extra-base hits (three doubles, one triple, two home runs). The A's .213 batting average and .336 slugging percentage are both the worst in the Major Leagues while the A's are last in the AL in runs (173) and on-base percentage (.346). The Rangers lead the Major Leagues in all four of those categories. Worth noting
Double-A Frisco infielder Jurickson Profar was named the Texas League Player of the Month for May. Profar hit .322 with nine doubles, two triples, three home runs, 14 RBIs and 21 runs scored in the month. He also had a 29-game hitting streak and reached base in 50 straight games.
Frisco infielder Mike Olt was the Texas League Player of the Week after recording 12 hits in 23 at-bats, including six home runs, 11 RBIs and 10 runs scored. Olt leads the Texas League with 17 home runs.
The Rangers have released reliever Sean Green from Triple-A Round Rock and reinstated infielder Greg Miclat from the disabled list.