Stock Report: Big boost from Rios

August, 30, 2013
8/30/13
3:18
PM CT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's Friday, so let's take a look at who's trending up and who's trending down in Texas.

STOCK UP

Streaking
Pitching: The Rangers take a streak of 26 consecutive games allowing five runs or less into Friday's game against Minnesota as the starting rotation and the bullpen have been brilliant. Texas has a 20-6 record during the streak. The Rangers are the first team with this long of a streak since the 2009 Los Angeles Dodgers. Texas passed the 1980 Kansas City Royals, which had a streak of 25 in a row, with Wednesday's 12-4 victory.

Bullpen: Rangers relievers have a 2.25 ERA for their last 43 games as the bullpen also has helped springboard the Rangers into first place. The Rangers are second to Kansas City in bullpen ERA with a 3.00 mark. Texas is second in the majors with 28 wins from relievers and second with a 83.7 save percentage.

Alex Rios: The Rangers' new right fielder has provided a big boost with hits in 13 of his last 17 games. Rios has been productive with three doubles, a triple, a home run, seven RBIs and 11 runs during that stretch. Rios hit his first homer for the Rangers on Saturday.

STOCK DOWN

Slumping
Matt Garza: Garza has allowed at least four earned runs in five consecutive starts. He has a 2-2 record. Home runs have been the problem. He's allowed seven homers in 43 2/3 innings. Still, Garza is pitching deep into games and isn't a major concern at this point.

Jurickson Profar: Profar has 11 hits in his last 56 at-bats, but he had a solid game in Wednesday's win with two hits and a run scored. It's difficult to get too down on Profar, who continues to play outstanding defense.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Colby Lewis
WINS ERA SO IP
10 5.18 133 170
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .324
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182