Matchup: Colby Lewis vs. Bartolo Colon

June, 6, 2012
6/06/12
2:00
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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.

Up Next:

Thur. at Oak.: RHP Yu Darvish(7-3, 3.21) vs. RHP Brandon McCarthy(4-3, 2.95), 2:37 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FSSW
Fri. at S.F.: LHP Matt Harrison (703, 4.37) vs. LHP Barry Zito (5-2, 2.98), 8:15 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/TXA-21
Sat. at S.F.: RHP Scott Feldman (0-4, 7.01) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (4-2, 2.38), 3:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/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