Matchup: Matt Harrison vs. Alex White
Harrison (9-3, 3.41): The 26-year-old has the best record on the Rangers' pitching staff and is tied with Yu Darvish (9-4) for the staff lead in wins. ... Harrison's nine wins are tied for the most in the AL and tied for third-most in the MLB. ... He is on a five-game winning streak that lowered his season ERA from 5.21 to 3.41. ... He has allowed a team-high 93 hits but just seven home runs and 22 walks through 92 1/3 IP (second-most on team). ... He is 7-1 in night games with a 1.99 ERA through 63 1/3 innings. ... He has been at his best in June, going 3-0 with a 1.24 ERA in four starts. ... He has allowed one home run in his last seven starts, with the lone shot coming June 3 against the Los Angeles Angels. ... He is 2-1 with a 2.77 ERA in four career starts against the NL West. ... He has never faced the Rockies.
White (2-5, 6.06): The 23-year-old has struggled on the road in his second season in the majors, going 1-2 with a 7.52 ERA over four starts and striking out nine through 20 1/3 innings. ... He has a 5.75 ERA in June and has made one start in the last seven days, allowing five hits and five earned runs in 3 2/3 innings against the Phillies. ... He has allowed opposing hitters a .293 batting average in 198 at-bats this season. ... He is 0-3 against the AL West this season with a 4.24 ERA in those three starts. ... He has never faced the Rangers.
Hitters: Current Rockies hitters are 6-for-15 (.400) against Harrison. ... Marco Scutaro has the most experience against Harrison, going 3-for-9 with a double, four RBIs, three walks and two strikeouts. ... Carlos Gonzalez is 1-for-2 with a walk. ... Michael Cuddyer is 2-for-4 with a double and three walks. ... Alberto Gonzalez (0-for-2) is the only Ranger to face White.
Mon. vs. Det.: RHP Justin Grimm (1-0, 4.50) vs. RHP Rick Porcello (4-5, 4.95), 7:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FSSW
Tue. vs. Det.: RHP Yu Darvish (9-4, 3.45) vs. TBA, 7:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FSSW/MLBN
Wed. vs. Det.: RHP Roy Oswalt (1-0, 1.35) vs. RHP Doug Fister (1-4, 2.72), 7:00 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FSSW/ESPN
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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.
Play Podcast Rangers manager Ron Washington joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett live from Oakland for his weekly visit.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway & Company to discuss his role with the Rangers. Ryan says that he has not been in contact with the Astros about a possible opening and he doesn't think that he would be interested anyway.
Play Podcast Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett for his weekly visit and wastes no time sounding off on MLB umpire Angel Hernandez.
Play Podcast Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland joins GAC from Milwaukee to discuss what it was like facing former teammate Scott Feldman, Texas' upcoming series and more.
Play Podcast Ron Washington joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett live from Milwaukee for his weekly visit and discusses Nick Tepesch, the Rangers' rotation, interleague play and more.