Matchup: Ross Wolf vs. Miguel Gonzalez


ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers try to even a three-game series with Baltimore when right-hander Ross Wolf faces Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez at 7:15 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest and ESPN Dallas FM 103.3 and 1540-AM.

Wolf (1-2, 2.14 ERA): Wolf has been the Rangers' do-it-all man on the pitching staff, from starting two games to pitching in both short and long relief … He will start for the second time against the Orioles in nine days … Wolf pitched well against the Birds in Baltimore, allowing two runs in six innings in his first quality start … Both runs came on home runs to major league leader Chris Davis and Brian Roberts … Wolf retired 10 of the last 12 batters with both runners who reached erased on double plays … He is 0-1 with a 2.85 ERA in two career games against the Orioles … Wolf spent two minor league stints with the Birds.

Gonzalez (7-3, 3.48 ERA): Gonzalez has been on a good roll for the Orioles. He is 5-1 with a 2.49 ERA for his past seven starts … He's pitched at least six innings in all seven starts and has allowed one earned run in four of them … That included his start against the Rangers on July 11, when he allowed one earned run in 6⅔ innings in a 3-1 victory … Gonzalez has been prone to the home run ball, allowing 14 in 101 innings … The right-hander has been tougher on left-handed batters, limiting them to a .214 batting average and two home runs in 193 at-bats … He's allowed 12 homers to right-handed hitters in 178 at-bats … He is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in two starts against the Rangers.

Hitters: Ian Kinsler is 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs against Gonzalez. Davis is 2-for-4 with a home run and RBI against Wolf.