Matchup: Matt Harrison vs. Dan Haren
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The final game of this three-game series features LHP Matt Harrison vs. RHP Dan Haren at 2:35 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and FSSW. Here's a quick look at the pitching matchup:
Haren (3-5. 3.52 ERA): In his last two starts, Haren has given up one run on 12 hits with 21 strikeouts and no walks in 16 innings in wins over New York and Seattle. ... The victory over the Mariners was a complete-game shutout with four hits allowed and 14 strikeouts on May 24 in Seattle. ... Haren was 2-4 with a 3.66 ERA in six May starts. ... He'll be pitching on normal rest, starting in the spot that was supposed to go to Jered Weaver before he was put on the DL with lower back inflammation. ... This is his 18th career start vs. Texas. Haren is winless in his last four against the Rangers with his last win on Oct. 3, 2010. ... He's 4-8 lieftimes with one complete game vs. the Rangers with a 4.20 ERA.
Harrison (6-3, 4.41 ERA): He's working on an extra day of rest (because of Thursday's off day) as he makes his 11th start of the season. ... Harrison is 3-1 with a 3.51 ERA in his last five starts, which has dropped his ERA by nearly a full run. That includes a 2-0 mark and a 1.80 ERA in his last two starts (three earned runs in 15 innings). ... He gave up two runs on seven hits in eight innings with five strikeouts and no walks in a victory over Seattle last Monday. ... It was Harrison's third career start with at least eight innings pitched and no walks allowed, his first since a complete game win in May of 2009 vs. Seattle. ... His last start against the Angels in Arlington three weeks ago was a loss as Harrison allowed four runs on four hits in six innings. He lost to C.J. Wilson, who started that Saturday after not returning following the rain delay on Friday. ... Harrison is 2-3 with a 4.62 ERA in his career vs. Angels, including 1-2 with a 5.34 ERA in five starts.
Hitters: Adrian Beltre has seen Haren a bunch and has had success, going 24-for-53 off him with seven doubles, a triple, three homers and 11 RBIs. ... David Murphy (8-for-20), Josh Hamilton (6-for-15, HR), Michael Young (17-for-52, 10 RBIs) and Nelson Cruz (5-for-11) have also hit Haren well. ... Mike Napoli and Yorvit Torrealba are both hitting less than .200 against Haren. ... Current Angels are hitting just .202 off Harrison. ... Erick Aybar, Torii Hunter and Mike Trout are a combined 3-for-31. ... Howie Kendrick is 4-for-9 with a homer.
Mon at Oak: RHP Scott Feldman (0-3, 4.50) vs. RHP Jarrod Parker (1-2, 2.88), 9:07 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FSSW
Tue at Oak: LHP Derek Holland (4-4, 5.11) vs. LHP Travis Blackley (0-0, 0.82), 9:07 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FSSW
Wed at Oak: RHP Colby Lewis (4-4, 3.50) vs. RHP Bartolo Colon (4-6, 4.34), 9:07 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FSSW
Thur at Oak: RHP Yu Darvish vs. RHP Brandon McCarthy, 2:37 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FSSW
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- There are no games scheduled for today.