Matchup: Ryan Dempster vs. Jered Weaver
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Weaver (17-4, 2.74 ERA): The veteran is coming off his best start since early August, when he pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed just two hits with nine strikeouts and a walk in a win over the Oakland A's. ... The last time Weaver faced Texas was July 31, when he gave up two runs on five hits with three strikeouts and a walk in 6 1/3 innings. The Angels won the game, 6-2. ... Weaver is 2-1 with a 5.94 ERA in three starts against Rangers in 16 2/3 innings. He has nine strikeouts and three walks in that span and the Rangers have hit .304 against him.
Hitters: Elvis Andrus is batting .407 in his career off Weaver (22-for-54) with two home runs and five RBIs. ... Mitch Moreland is 7-for-24 off Weaver. ... Ian Kinsler (.211), Adrian Beltre (.203) and Nelson Cruz (.214) have struggled in their careers off Weaver. ... Albert Pujols is 20-for-57 (.351) with seven homers and 16 RBIs against Dempster. ... Torii Hunter is 5-for-5 with five RBIs. ... Chris Iannetta is 0-for-6.
Wed. at LAA: Derek Holland (10-6, 4.50 ERA) vs. C.J. Wilson (12-9, 3.73 ERA), 9:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/FSSW
Thu. at LAA: Yu Darvish (15-9, 4.02 ERA) vs. Zack Greinke, 9:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/FSSW
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