Matchup: Martin Perez vs. Jerome Williams


OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Texas Rangers open a three-games series Monday at Anaheim against the Los Angeles Angels with left-hander Martin Perez facing Angels right-hander Jerome Williams in a rematch of Wednesday's game at Arlington. First pitch at Angel Stadium is 9:05 p.m. CT on FSSW, ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and ESPN Desportes 1540 AM.

Perez (3-3, 3.93): Perez received a no-decision in his most recent start, allowing one run on four hits over 7 1/3 innings in a 2-1 win Wednesday over the Angels. ... He pitched into the eighth inning for the first time in his major league career. ... The only run Perez allowed in his previous start was a home run to ex-Ranger Josh Hamilton. ... Perez has gone 3-2 with a 3.80 ERA in eight starts since being recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on June 22. ... At Round Rock, he went 5-1 with a 1.75 ERA, 28 strikeouts and eight walks in six starts. ... He's 0-0 with a 1.08 ERA in two career appearances against the Angels.

Williams (5-7, 4.60): Williams had a no-decision against Texas on Wednesday in his last start. He allowed one run on eight hits over 7 2/3 innings in a 2-1 Rangers win. ... He has made 12 career appearances against the Rangers, including two starts. He's 1-0 with a 5.66 lifetime ERA against the Rangers over 41 1/3 innings. ... Williams has lost four straight decisions. During that span he posted a 6.43 ERA with nine strikeouts and eight walks while allowing five home runs.

Hitters: No current Angels player has more than four at-bats against Perez. ... Hamilton is 1-for-2 with a home run versus Perez. No other Ranger has an extra-base hit against him. ... SS Erick Aybar, 2B Howie Kendrick and LF J.B. Shuck are all 1-for-3 versus Perez. ... Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre is batting .429 for his career against Williams with one home run and one double. ... RB Nelson Cruz is hitting .611 (11-for-18) with four home runs and 10 RBIs.