Matchup: Scott Feldman vs. Felix Doubront
Feldman (3-6, 5.89 ERA): Has not faced the Red Sox this season. ... His only other career start against Boston came in 2008 when he allowed 12 runs (six earned) and 10 hits in 2 2/3 innings at Fenway Park. ... Feldman earned the win in his last outing, throwing two scoreless innings against the Minnesota Twins on July 8. ... Did not factor in the decision in his previous start against the Chicago White Sox on July 4. ... Has a 6.46 ERA as a starter.
Doubront (10-4, 4.24 ERA): The left-hander will face the Rangers for the first time this year. ... First Boston pitcher to get to 10 wins. ... Doubront tossed six innings of one-run ball in his last outing, beating the Chicago White Sox last Wednesday. ... He is 5-1 with a 3.09 ERA on the road this season.
Hitters: Nelson Cruz is 2-for-3 with a double off Doubront. ... Josh Hamilton is 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs. ... Ian Kinsler and Michael Young each have a hit against Doubront. ... Ryan Sweeney is 8-for-19 (.421) with a home run, four doubles and eight RBIs against Feldman. ... David Ortiz is 2-for-6 with two home runs, but he's on the disabled list. ... Mike Aviles is 4-for-9 with a home run and a double off Feldman.
Tue vs. Bos.: TBD vs. RHP Clay Buchholz (8-3, 5.19 ERA), 7:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FSSW
Wed vs. Bos.: LHP Derek Holland (6-5, 4.84 ERA) vs. RHP Josh Beckett (5-8, 4.53 ERA), 7:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FSSW
103.3 FM ESPN PODCASTS
Play Podcast Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett for his weekly visit to discuss a hypothetical Jurickson Profar for Cliff Lee trade, how he would handle Profar's playing time with the Rangers and more.
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.
- There are no games scheduled for today.