Matchup: Derek Holland vs. C.J. Wilson

September, 19, 2012
9/19/12
1:00
PM CT


The Texas Rangers continue their three-game series in Anaheim tonight against the Los Angeles Angels at 9:05 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM, FSSW and ESPN. Derek Holland is on the mound for the Rangers against former teammate C.J. Wilson. A quick look at the matchup:

Holland (10-6, 4.50 ERA): The 25-year-old has turned in five straight quality starts. ... Holland is 5-5 in his career against the Angels, including 0-2 with a 8.10 ERA in two starts this season, both coming against Jered Weaver. ... In his previous outing Thursday against the Cleveland Indians, Holland took his second consecutive no-decision despite surrendering only two runs in seven innings. ... He is 3-0 with a 2.98 ERA in his last seven starts to drop season ERA from 5.19 to 4.50. ... Texas is 15-9 in his starts.

Wilson (12-9, 3.73 ERA): The former Ranger has won three straight since compiling an 11-game winless streak, and the Angels are 5-0 in his last five starts. ... Wilson has a 3.48 ERA in 13 home starts this season, compared to 3.93 on the road. ... He will make his fifth career start against his former team, looking to lower a 7.27 career ERA against the Rangers. ... The left-hander tossed six shutout innings in his only start against the Rangers in Anaheim.

Hitters: Adrian Beltre is batting .357 in his career off Wilson (10-for-28) with a home run, four doubles and four RBIs. ... Michael Young is 3-for-8 off Wilson. ... Nelson Cruz (.333), Ian Kinsler (.333), Josh Hamilton (.273) and Mike Napoli (.200) have all homered off Wilson. ... Torii Hunter (.222), Mike Trout (4-for-9) and Albert Pujols (4-for-6) each have two home runs against Holland. ... Erick Aybar (.323), Howie Kendrick (.290) and Mark Trumbo (.278) have also homered off Holland.

Up next:

Thurs. at LAA: Yu Darvish (15-9, 4.02 ERA) vs. Zack Greinke (14-5, 3.56 ERA), 9:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/FSSW
Fri. at Sea.: Martin Perez (1-1, 3.38 ERA) vs. Hisashi Iwakuma (6-5, 3.39 ERA), 9:10 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/TXA-21

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Yu Darvish
WINS ERA SO IP
10 2.90 167 133
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .323
HRA. Beltre 15
RBIA. Beltre 56
RA. Beltre 54
OPSA. Beltre .887
ERAY. Darvish 2.90
SOY. Darvish 167