Matchup: Matt Harrison vs. Wade Miley
Harrison (8-3, 3.87): The 26-year-old has the best record of any Rangers starter and is tied for the AL lead in wins. ... He has won four straight, including his complete-game shutout in Friday's win over the San Francisco Giants. ... He has pitched his best ball at night, posting a 2.34 ERA and a 6-1 record through 50 innings in night games, compared to a 6.52 ERA and 2-2 record in day games. ... He leads the Rangers in hits allowed (81). ... He has a 4.45 ERA at home, allowing 37 hits, 16 runs, and eight walks through 30 1/3 innings. ... He lost his only career start vs. the D-backs in Arizona in 2009 (3 2/3 IP, 7 H, 7 R-ER). ... He is 3-2 career with a 3.17 ERA in 11 interleague games.
Miley (7-2, 2.53): The 25-year-old leads the D-backs in wins (tied for third in the NL) and ERA (ninth in the NL). ... He has won four of his last five starts, allowing more than one run only once in that stretch. ... He is 3-0 in day games, posting a 0.00 ERA through 17 1/3 innings compared to a 4-2 record and 3.40 ERA through 50 1/3 innings at night. ... He has pitched best on the road, going 3-1 with a 2.23 ERA and 22 strikeouts through 36 1/3 innings. ... He has never faced the Rangers.
Hitters: D-back hitters are 8-for-26 against Harrison. ... Justin Upton is 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBIs. ... Stephen Drew is 2-for-3 with an RBI and a strikeout. ... Miley has only faced two current Rangers, allowing two hits in three at-bats. ... Alberto Gonzalez is 1-for-1 with an RBI. ... Luis Martinez is 1-for-2 with a walk.
Up Next: Thu. vs. Ari.: RHP Scott Feldman (0-5, 6.39) vs. RHP Daniel Hudson (2-1, 6.06), 7:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM, FSSW.
103.3 FM ESPN PODCASTS
Play Podcast Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus joins Galloway & Company to discuss having Scott Boras as his agent, his new contract and having Jurickson Profar in the lineup.
Play Podcast Rangers manager Ron Washington joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett for his weekly visit to discuss Yu Darvish's pitch count and how he spends time in the clubhouse during weather delays.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway & Company for his weekly visit to discuss the latest Rangers news.
Play Podcast Reid Ryan joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss his new position with the Houston Astros and whether he could see his dad, Nolan, joining him there in the future.
Play Podcast ESPN MLB Insider Jayson Stark joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss if the Rangers are the best team in baseball, what makes them so good and if he thinks the team will trade Jurickson Profar.
Play Podcast Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss Ron Washington's decision to send Yu Darvish to the mound for the eighth inning Thursday night and how he would handle a situation like that if he were still a GM.
Play Podcast Randy Galloway, Matt Mosley and Glenn "Stretch" Smith discuss the latest Rangers news, including the Yu Darvish-Justin Verlander matchup.
Play Podcast Nelson Cruz joins Galloway & Company to discuss the Rangers' series in Oakland, his ups and downs at the plate and if the PED talks before the season were a distraction.