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Mound matchup: Lewis vs. Doubront

7/15/2010

The Rangers and Red Sox face off for the second game of a 4-game series. RHP Colby Lewis takes on LHP Felix Doubront. Here's a quick look at the matchup:

Lewis (8-5, 3.33 ERA): He'll be pitching on extended 8 days rest after earning a win in his last start, a 4-3 victory over Cleveland. Lewis went 6 innings and allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. Lewis has won four of his last five decisions heading into the All-Star break, going 4-1 with a 2.85 ERA in his last six starts. He ranks among the league-leaders in opponent average (3rd, .209), strikeouts (9th, 105) and pitches per start (6th, 108.3). He has no record an a 4.50 ERA in six career innings against the Red Sox. He's made one start against them, on April 20. Lewis gave up three runs in five innings in a 7-6 loss.

Doubront (1-1, 4.22 ERA): He lost at Tropicana Field against Tampa Bay in his last outing, despite allowing just two runs in 5 2/3 innings. Four walks hurt him and got his pitch count up. This will be his third big league start. He's never faced the Rangers.

Hitters: David Ortiz has two hits in six at-bats against Lewis, but both are home runs. The Rangers have never faced Doubront.