The White Sox haven't lost a season series to the Rangers since 2010, and the two teams will square off for the first time this season on Friday at Globe Life Park.
Third baseman Joey Gallo, the Rangers' No. 5 prospect and reigning Minor League home run champion, hit his sixth home run Thursday night, tying him for the Minor League lead.
Shin-Soo Choo went deep in the second inning, and small ball led by a pair of Leonys Martin sacrifice bunts propelled the Rangers to an 8-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday afternoon.
Geovany Soto is targeting a July return from right knee surgery for a torn meniscus, but general manager Jon Daniels is hopeful the Rangers' starting catcher will be back in June, as well as aiming for a similar timetable for Jurickson Profar.
Martin Perez will make the 30th start of his Major League career on Friday against the White Sox. That's just about one full big league season worth of starts -- Perez made six in 2012 and 20 more in 2013 as he won the Rangers' Rookie of the Year Award.
The Rangers are getting smoked by the No. 9 hitters in lineups this season, which goes against the trend that they're supposed to be the easiest out in baseball.
Leonys Martin and Shin-Soo Choo had a fly ball drop between them in left-center field in the fourth inning of Wednesday's 3-2 victory over Seattle. Manager Ron Washington joked that it was a case of voice inflection on the part of Martin, who has high-pitched vocals.
Alex Rios had three stolen bases in the Rangers' first 14 games. He has been caught twice, both on this homestand and both with Prince Fielder at the plate. He was thrown out trying to steal third with nobody out in the eighth inning on Saturday night and again on Tuesday in the sixth inning.
Rangers pitcher Joe Saunders had to cut a bullpen session short on Wednesday because of more pain in his left ankle.
Manager Ron Washington is starting to approach his catching situation in the same manner as second base. It has become a shared position without a clear-cut No. 1 catcher between Robinson Chirinos and J.P Arencibia.
The Rangers scored two unearned runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, the game-winner coming on a bloop single by Leonys Martin as Texas rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Mariners on Wednesday night.
Rangers outfielder Michael Choice achieved another childhood dream on Tuesday. He was able to wear a big league uniform with the No. 42 on the back.
Manager Ron Washington is in favor of replay reviews but is still not happy with the way the transfer rule is being called and the Rangers have again voiced their concerns with the Commissioner's Office.
Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder went into Tuesday's game without a home run in 13 games, his longest drought to start a season since needing 15 games to go deep in 2010. He changed that with one swing in the second inning of a 5-0 win over Seattle.
Left-handed pitcher Matt Harrison rejoined the Rangers on Tuesday, one day after his second rehab start for Double-A Frisco. Pitching in Little Rock against Arkansas, Harrison allowed three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two in 3 1/3 innings.