Matchup: Matt Harrison vs. Philip Humber

July, 28, 2012
7/28/12
11:00
AM CT


ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox square off in the second game of a three-game set Saturday night. The matchup features LHP Matt Harrison vs. RHP Philip Humber at 7:05 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FSSW. A quick look at the matchup:

Harrison (12-5, 3.02): The 26-year-old is making his 20th start of the season. ... In his last outing, he picked up a loss, giving up four runs on eight hits in six innings in a 7-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. ... Leadoff man reached base six of seven innings in the loss. ... Holds an 8-2 record and 1.69 ERA in his last 11 starts to drop ERA from 5.21 to 3.02. ... He ranks among the American League leaders in wins (3rd, 12), ERA (8th, 3.02), complete games (T3rd, 3), night ERA (2nd, 2.19) and winning percentage (8th, .706). ... Was named to the AL All-Star team for the first time this season. ... He was the AL Pitcher of the Month in June, going 5-0 with a 1.29 ERA in six starts. ... Had a seven-game winning streak from May 22-June 29, which was the longest single-season win streak of his career. ... Has faced the White Sox twice this season, going 1-1 with a 1.29 ERA. ... Won in Arlington on April 8, giving up no runs in six innings, while taking the loss in Chicago on July 5, giving up two runs in eight innings of work.

Humber (4-5, 6.25): The 29-year-old is slated to make his 15th start and eighth road start of the season. ... Recorded a perfect game April 21 at Seattle in a 4-0 win over the Mariners. ... Since then, he is 3-5 with a 7.55 ERA in 12 starts. ... He was reinstated from the disabled list June 17 after being out with a right elbow flexor strain. ... He is coming off a loss on the road against the Detroit Tigers, where he gave up six runs on seven hits, including four home runs, in three innings. ... Has not earned a decision in three career games against the Rangers. ... He holds a 1.69 ERA in those starts, giving up one run in 5 1/3 innings. ... Has given up one run in 2 2/3 innings with two strikeouts in two appearances at Rangers Ballpark.

Hitters: Current Rangers are 4-for-13 (.308) against Humber. ... Ian Kinsler and Michael Young are each 1-for-2. ... David Murphy is 0-for-2 with two strikeouts. ... Current White Sox are 24-for-112 (.214) against Harrison. ... Alex Rios is 4-for-12 with an RBI and three walks. ... Kevin Youkilis is 4-for-14 a double, two home runs, four RBIs and five strikeouts. ... Paul Konerko is 3-for-18 with a double and an RBI.

Up Next:

Sun. vs. White Sox: RHP Scott Feldman (4-6, 5.57) vs. RHP Gavin Floyd (8-8, 4.46), 6:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FSSW.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Martin Perez
WINS ERA SO IP
2 2.70 12 20
OTHER LEADERS
BAE. Andrus .305
HRE. Andrus 1
RBIA. Rios 7
RE. Andrus 8
OPSS. Choo .776
ERAY. Darvish 0.82
SOY. Darvish 23