Mound matchup: Harrison vs. Beckett

April, 21, 2010
4/21/10
1:00
PM CT
BOSTON -- The second game of this three-game set features LHP Matt Harrison against RHP Josh Beckett. Let's take a look:

Harrison (0-1, 1.38 ERA): Harrison, 24, is trying to become the first Rangers member of the opening-season rotation to allow one earned run or less in the first three starts of the season. He gave up one earned run in each of his first two outings, including one in a loss to the Indians on Thursday. Harrison pitched well, allowing one earned run (three total) on five hits with a walk and three strikeouts in 7 innings. A three-run homer by Shin-Soo Choo turned a 2-0 Rangers lead into a 3-2 deficit. Harrison has quality starts in this first two outings as well. He won his only career start against the Red Sox, beating Tim Wakefield on Sept. 6, 2008 in Arlington. Today is his first outing at Fenway Park.

Beckett (1-0, 3.86 ERA): Beckett gave up an unearned run in seven innings in his last outing (against Tampa Bay), but did not get a decision in a 3-1 loss in 12 innings. Beckett has gone seven innings in each of his first two starts, allowing three earned runs total. He has 12 strikeouts and just two walks in that stretch. Beckett is making his sixth career start against Texas. His last start versus Rangers was July 21, 2009 at Texas. He went eight innings and gave up four runs with one walk and seven strikeouts, but got the loss. Boston has won 14 of his last 18 starts at Fenway Park and Beckett is 10-1 with a 3.62 ERA in that span.

Hitters: Adrian Beltre is 4-for-10 with a homer against Harrison. Mike Lowell is 2-for-3. Beckett hasn't faced too many of the Rangers' hitters very often, but the ones he has haven't fared great against him. Michael Young is 2-for-16 and Vladimir Guerrero is 8-for-33.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Adrian Beltre
BA HR RBI R
.324 19 77 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
WC. Lewis 10
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182