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Sunday, June 10, 2012
Matchup: Alexi Ogando vs. Tim Lincecum

By David Collier

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Texas Rangers will try again Sunday to get redemption for the 2010 World Series as they face off against the San Francisco Giants in the rubber match of this three-game series. The series finale will feature RHP Alexi Ogando vs. RHP Tim Lincecum. A quick look at the matchup:

Ogando (1-0, 2.27): The 28-year-old will make his first start of the season in place of Derek Holland, who landed on the disabled-list Thursday. … Ogando's last start was Sept. 24, 2011 vs. Seattle. … Holds a 0.57 ERA on the road this season in 15 2/3 innings of work. … He recorded a season-high four strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings in relief in Tuesday’s 6-3 win over Oakland. … Has never faced the Giants in the regular season but threw 3 2/3 innings of shutout baseball in his two World Series appearances in 2010.

Lincecum (2-6, 5.83): The 27-year-old is not having the kind of season he’s accustomed to. … The 2008 and 2009 NL Cy Young winner and four-time All-Star has not won a game since April 28. … Has recorded only two quality starts this year. … Giants are 2-10 in his 12 starts this season. … Opponents are hitting just .215 off him at home this year compared to .303 on the road. … Gave up five earned runs off 11 hits in 13 2/3 innings pitched in his two wins in the 2010 World Series.

Hitters: Current Rangers are 7-for-24 in the regular season against Lincecum. … Yorvit Torrealba is hitting .292 in 17 at-bats. … Current Giants are 4-for-11 off Ogando. … Left fielder Melky Cabrera is 4-for-9 with a double.

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Tue. vs. Ariz.: RHP Colby Lewis (4-5, 3.38) vs. RHP Ian Kennedy (5-5, 3.93), 7:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FSSW
Wed. vs. Ariz.: LHP Matt Harrison (8-3, 3.87) vs. LHP Wade Miley (7-2, 2.53), 7:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FSSW
Thu. vs. Ariz.: RHP Scott Feldman vs. RHP Daniel Hudson (2-1, 4.65), 7:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/ FSSW