Matchup: Derek Holland vs. Samuel Deduno
Holland (5-4, 5.10): The 25-year-old will be making his 12th start and 13th appearance of the season. ... Has been on the disabled list since June 7 with left shoulder fatigue. ... He went 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA in nine innings of work over two rehab starts with Triple-A Round Rock. ... Has not made a start with the Rangers since June 5 at Oakland, where he picked up the win throwing 5.1 innings giving up three runs on seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts. ... Texas is 6-5 in games that he starts this season. ... He has allowed five runs or more in his four losses. ... Six of his other seven starts have been quality starts. ... Holds a 2-2 record and 4.50 ERA in six career starts against the Twins.
Deduno (First 2012 outing): The 29-year-old is making his first major league appearance of the season. ... He was called up from Triple-A Rochester on Thursday. ... In Triple-A, he is 1-2 with a 2.14 ERA in nine starts. ... Has tallied 46 strikeouts and 22 walks in 42 innings. ... He has made six major league appearances -- four with the Rockies and two with the Padres. ... In those appearances, he has a 3.18 ERA. ... Gave up two runs on eight hits with four walks and seven strikeouts in 5.2 innings of big league work.
Hitters: No current Rangers have faced Deduno. ... Current Twins are 14-for-59 (.237) against Holland. ... Denard Span is 3-for-8 (.375) with a double and a RBI. ... Joe Mauer is 3-for-13 (.231) with a double, two RBIs and three strikeouts. ... Justin Morneau is 0-for-6 with two strikeouts.
Sun. vs. Twins: RHP Roy Oswalt (2-1, 7.79) vs. RHP Cole De Vries (2-1, 3.91), 6:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FSSW
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