OAKLAND, Calif. — The third game of a four-game series between the Texas Rangers and Oakland A's features RHP Colby Lewis vs. RHP Bartolo Colon at 9:07 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and FSSW. A quick look at the matchup:
Lewis (4-4, 3.50): The 32-year-old gave up just two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings in his last start on June 1, but he gave up two unearned runs and took a loss to the Los Angeles Angels. … After going 3-1 with a 1.93 ERA in April, Lewis has mixed good starts with bad ones since then, going 1-4 with a 4.81 ERA. … Went 4-0 with a 3.05 ERA against the A’s last season … Has held right-handed batters to a .217 average and .240 on-base percentage this season, while lefties have hit .281 with a .326 OBP.
Colon (4-6, 4.34): The 39-year-old former Cy Young winner is in the second year of his “second career” after he missed 2010 while recovering from a shoulder injury. …. Went 3-2 with a 2.53 ERA in his first six starts and then 1-4 with a 6.75 in his past six starts. … Gave up two runs in seven innings in a 2-0 loss to the Royals in his previous start. … Is 12-1 with a 3.24 ERA in his career against the Rangers. … His victory total against Texas is the highest against any team.
Hitters: A’s 2B Jemile Weeks is 7-for-12 against Lewis. … C Kurt Suzuki is just 4-for-23 against Lewis, but he has two homers. … 3B Adrian Beltre is 17-for-51 (.333) with four homers against Colon. … DH Michael Young is 15-for-42 (.357) against Colon.