Matchup: Josh Lindblom vs. Bartolo Colon

May, 20, 2013
5/20/13
2:10
PM CT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers and Oakland A's open a three-game series in Arlington with right-hander Josh Lindblom facing veteran A's righty Bartolo Colon at 7:05 p.m. Monday.

Lindblom (first start): Lindblom will be recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to make his first major league start. ... He has made 101 relief appearances in the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadephia Phillies and is 4-5 with a 3.01 ERA. ... Lindblom will be pitching on seven days rest. ... The Rangers decided to convert Lindblom to a starter toward the end of spring training. ... He last started a game for Triple-A Albuquerque in the Dodgers system in 2010, where he made 10 starts. ... He is 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA for eight games/seven starts for Round Rock with 33 strikeouts and 11 walks in 43 1/3 innings. ... Lindblom was acquired with right-hander Lisalverto Bonilla as part of the trade involving Rangers all-time hits leader Michael Young on Dec. 9, 2012. ... Lindblom was a second-round draft pick of the Dodgers in 2008. He has made one career appearance against Oakland, giving up a three-run walk-off home run to Yoenis Cespedes to lose 4-1 in the bottom of the ninth.

Colon (3-2, 4.56): Colon is 0-2 with a 7.17 ERA and a .314 opponents batting average in his last four starts. He has allowed five home runs in 21 1/3 innings. ... He opened the season with a 3-0 record and a 2.42 ERA for his first four starts. ... He has issued two walks all season and leads the big leagues with .38 walks per nine innings and a 13.50 strikeout-to-walks ratio. ... Colon had a no-decision in his last start, allowing three earned runs in six innings in the A's 6-5 loss in 10 innings to the Rangers. ... He has 18 wins against the Rangers, his most against any team. ... Colon is 18-7 with a 3.69 ERA for 30 starts against Texas. The only pitchers with more wins against the Rangers are Bert Blyleven, Dennis Leonard and Jack Morris, all with 19. ... Colon is 7-3 with a 4.47 ERA in 13 starts at Rangers Ballpark.

Hitters: Adrian Beltre (19-for-60, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs) has had the most success off Colon. Cespedes hit the three-run homer off of Lindblom.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Colby Lewis
WINS ERA SO IP
10 5.18 133 170
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .324
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182