Matchup: Scott Feldman vs. Chris Tillman
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Tillman (5-2, 3.65 ERA): Making only his fifth road start of the season, although he has fared quite well so far with a 3-1 record and 2.61 ERA. ... In two career starts against the Rangers, Tillman is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA. ... He has 15 strikeouts in his last 17 2/3 innings, spanning three games, collecting five strikeouts in each game.
Hitters: The Rangers have batted .191 (9-for-47) against Tillman with one double and one home run. The homer belongs to Nelson Cruz. David Murphy has three of the Rangers' five strikeouts against the righty. ... Matt Weiters is hitting .375 against Feldman with three singles in eight at-bats. Nick Markakis has five hits, including three doubles for a .315 average against Feldman.
Wed. vs. Balt: LHP Derek Holland (7-6, 4.98) vs. RHP Tommy Hunter (4-7, 5.49), 7:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FSSW
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