Rookie Rangers reliever Robbie Ross tossed a scoreless sixth inning Wednesday against the A's, extending his streak to 24 straight innings without allowing a run. But he was replaced by Alexi Ogando after giving up a leadoff double in the seventh to Brandon Inge, who later scored on a two-run, game-tying double by Josh Reddick. That ended Ross' consecutive scoreless-innings streak at 24. It was the second-longest in the Majors behind Ryan Dempster's 33 straight scoreless innings and the longest in team history since Darren O'Day pitched 26 1/3 innings in a row without surrendering a run in 2010. Yorvit Torrealba, who was placed on paternity leave Tuesday to be with his wife, Millie, in Florida, is expected to return for Friday's series opener against the Angels. Torrealba last played Sunday in Seattle. Luis Martinez, a catcher who was called up from Triple-A Round Rock, was called up Saturday and is expected to be optioned back to Round Rock when Torrealba returns. Martinez, who played in 22 games with the Padres last season, replaced Mike Napoli, who moved to first base, at catcher in the ninth inning Wednesday in his first game with the Rangers. Angels: Offense on a roll
Despite their 5-1 defeat Wednesday, the Angels' 24 home runs this month lead the Majors while their .303 batting average and their .511 slugging percentage is the second-best in baseball since June 24. Mark Trumbo and Mike Trout have led their team's offensive charge. Trumbo has homered in five of his last seven games and leads all of baseball with 20 home runs and 46 RBIs since May 25 and is on pace to break the team record for home runs in July. Trumbo has hit seven this month already, and the team record is 11. The Angels are 44-28 (.611) since calling up Mike Trout on April 28, and he is batting .410 with seven home runs, 17 RBIs, 29 runs and 11 stolen bases in his last 23 games.
Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is hitting .429 (21-for-49) in his career against Weaver, the fifth-highest among players with at least 20 at-bats against him.
The Rangers have stolen two bases in their last 13 games after swiping 64 in their first 68.
Josh Hamilton tied Adam Dunn for the Major League lead with his 28th home run Tuesday and has driven in a Major League-leading 78 runs this season. Two of his four hits in eight games since the All-Star break have been home runs. Hamilton, who is hitting .161 this month, has not had an extra-base hit that wasn't a home run since a double June 20 against the Rockies.
Sunday's series finale between the Rangers and Angels has been moved from 3:35 p.m. ET to 8:05 p.m. ET to accommodate ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball broadcast.