Holland (9-7, 3.07): Holland is winless in a season-high five consecutive starts. ... He is trying to join Kenny Rogers as the only Rangers lefties with three consecutive 10-win seasons. ... Holland allowed three earned runs in 4 2/3 innings in his second-shortest start of the season Monday at Oakland and is 1-1 with a 2.63 ERA in his last six starts. ... Holland is 7-2 with a 2.99 ERA in 15 road starts. ... He has a 5.79 ERA this season against the Angels and hasn't recorded a decision in three starts.
Richards (5-6, 4.06): The 25-year-old right-hander allowed one run in five innings in an 11-2 victory over Tampa Bay on Monday. He had a career-high seven walks in the start but got out of two bases-loaded jams. ... Richards has been in and out of the rotation, making 12 starts out of his 42 appearances. ... He is 3-2 with a 3.88 ERA at home. ... Richards is 3-2 with a 3.02 ERA since the All-Star break and has a 4.70 ERA in 7 2/3 innings against the Rangers this season.
Hitters: Mike Trout is 9-for-22 with two home runs and six RBIs against Holland. Elvis Andrus is 3-for-10 with two RBIs against Richards.
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