Matchup: Derek Holland vs. Jered Weaver

July, 20, 2012
7/20/12
2:00
PM CT


ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The first-place Texas Rangers open up a showdown series against the second-place Los Angeles Angels tonight in Southern California. The Rangers send LHP Derek Holland to the mound, while the Angels counter with RHP Jered Weaver. The game starts at 9:05 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and TXA21. A quick look at the matchup:

Holland (6-4, 4.57): The 25-year-old will be making his third start since missing a month because of a stomach ailment, and he's performed well so far. ... Allowed three earned runs in 13 2/3 innings in his previous two starts. ... Pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings at Seattle on July 13. ... Had allowed eight runs in 1 2/3 innings in his previous outing against the Mariners, when he was weak from the stomach problem. ... Has a 4-1 record and 2.58 ERA on the road this season. ... Is 5-3, 4.97 in career against the Angels.

Weaver (11-1, 2.26): The 29-year-old three-time All-Star has won his last six starts, one shy of the longest streak of his career. ... Is 6-0 with an 0.58 ERA in seven home starts this season. ... Has never lost to the Rangers in Anaheim, going 7-0 with a 2.23 ERA in 13 starts. ... Allowed eight runs in 3 1/3 innings in his only start against the Rangers this season, on May 13, his only loss of the season. ... Pitched a no-hitter on May 2 against the Twins. ... Won his last start despite allowing five runs in seven innings to the Yankees in New York.

Hitters: Current Angels have hit .299 against Holland. ... Mark Trumbo is 3-for-13. ... Alberto Callaspo is 7 for 18. ... Torii Hunter is 6-for-21 with two homers. ... Current Rangers have hit .256 against Weaver. ... Elvis Andrus is 21-for-49. ... Josh Hamilton is 10-for-37. ... Ian Kinsler is 15-for-65.

Up Next:
Sat. at LA Angels: RHP Yu Darvish (10-6, 3.96) vs. RHP Ervin Santana (4-9, 5.60), 3:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3/1540/FOX

Sun. at LA Angels: RHP Matt Harison (12-4, 2.87) vs. TBD, 7:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/ESPN

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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