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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