Matchup: Matt Harrison-Derek Lowe

June, 18, 2011
6/18/11
12:00
PM CT
ATLANTA -- The second game of the three-game series features LHP Matt Harrison and RHP Derek Lowe. The game starts at 3:10 p.m. on Fox and 103.3 FM ESPN. A brief look at the matchup:

Harrison (5-6, 3.31 ERA): The left-hander has dealt with a gaggle of minor injury issues the last few weeks but appears to be over them. He's starting against his former organization. The Braves selected him in the third round of the 2003 draft and traded him to Texas on July 31, 2007 as part of the Mark Teixeira deal. ... He's working on an extra day of rest following a good showing in Minnesota that ended when a line drive hit him in the left triceps. X-rays showed only a bruise and Harrison came out after going six-plus innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits with three walks and three strikeouts. ... The Rangers lost that game, 6-1, meaning Harrison has taken losses in his last two starts. ... Has pitched six or more innings in nine of 12 starts. ... Harrison has the AL's fifth-lowest road ERA at 2.37 and is 3-2 away from Arlington. ... He's 1-1 with a 4.21 ERA and one save in seven career interleague outings. ... Harrison is 0-for-6 with one walk and four strikeouts in seven career plate appearances.

Lowe (3-5, 4.02 ERA): In his last start in Houston, Lowe gave up five runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 inning pitched and got the loss. It was his first loss in June. ... Lowe has quality starts in four of his last six outings and his team has won seven of the last nine games in which he's started. ... He is 3-3 with a 2.92 ERA in 52 1/3 innings (24 games, five starts) against the Rangers. His last win against Texas was July 10, 2004, as a member of the Red Sox.

Hitters: Yorvit Torrealba is 3-for-12 with two doubles and two RBIs off Lowe and has faced him more than any other Ranger. ... Lowe has held Michael Young and Adrian Beltre to a combined 1-for-18. ... The only Braves player Harrison has faced is Dan Uggla and Harrison struck him out in his only plate appearance.

Upcoming matchup:

Sunday (12.35 p.m., FSSW/103.3 FM ESPN): RHP Alexi Ogando (7-1, 2.71 ERA) vs. RHP Jair Jurrjens (8-3, 2.13 ERA)

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Colby Lewis
WINS ERA SO IP
10 5.34 126 163
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .323
HRA. Beltre 18
RBIA. Beltre 75
RA. Beltre 77
OPSA. Beltre .876
ERAC. Lewis 5.34
SOY. Darvish 182