Matchup: Matt Harrison vs. Brandon McCarthy

May, 17, 2012
5/17/12
9:30
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The final game of this quick two-game series features LHP Matt Harrison and RHP Brandon McCarthy. The game starts at 1:05 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and FSSW. A look at the matchup:

Harrison (4-3, 5.23 ERA): The 26-year-old will make his eighth start of the season after taking a 4-2 loss Saturday against the Angels. ... Harrison gave up four runs on four hits in six innings with five strikeouts and two walks. ... Harrison got into trouble with two-out walks, both of which scored in the game. ... Harrison started the year 3-0 with a 1.66 ERA through three starts, but is 1-3 with an 8.86 ERA in his last four starts (with one quality start). ... He's 4-1 with a 4.10 ERA in nine games (six starts) in his career against Oakland, including 4-1 with a 2.86 ERA in the six starts. ... In two starts vs. Oakland in Arlington, Harrison is 2-0 with a 1.32 ERA, including 7 2/3 shutout innings at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on July 10, 2011.

McCarthy (3-3, 2.56 ERA): This will be the ninth start for the former Ranger. ... He has won each of his last three starts and has a 1.31 ERA in that span. ... His 2.56 ERA is eighth in the AL. ... McCarthy hasn't allowed a home run in his last four starts. ... Opponents are batting .173 with runners in scoring position against McCarthy, fifth-lowest in the AL. ... He pitched seven shutout innings last Saturday against Detroit, with four hits allowed and 10 strikeouts. ... Is 1-4 with a 4.06 ERA in nine career appearances vs. Texas. ... Was 0-2 with a 4.13 ERA in five starts last year.

Hitters: Elvis Andrus (3-for-13), Mike Napoli (2-for-11) and Nelson Cruz (1-for-11) have struggled against McCarthy. ... Adrian Beltre (10-for-26, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs), Michael Young (7-for-19) and Yorvit Torrealba (3-for-5) have hit him well. ... Coco Crisp (6-for-14) and Kurt Suzuki (6-for-14) have hit Harrison well. ... Scott Sizemore is just 1-for-9 off Harrison.

Up Next:

Fri. at Hou.: RHP Neftali Feliz (3-1, 3.32) vs. LHP Wandy Rodriguez (3-3, 1.99), 7:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540/TXA 21
Sat. at Hou.: LHP Derek Holland (3-2, 3.78) vs. RHP Lucas Harrell (2-3, 4.40), 6:15 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540/FOX
Sun. at Hou.: RHP Colby Lewis (3-3, 3.63) vs. RHP Jordan Lyles (0-0, 3.00), 1:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540/FSSW

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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