Thursday, September 26, 2013
Matchup: Matt Garza vs. Jerome Williams
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers open their final four-game series of the season on Thursday night when right-hander Matt Garza faces Angels right-hander Jerome Williams at 7:05 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest and ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and 1540-AM.
Garza (10-6, 3.90 ERA): Garza had a dominant outing in his last start, allowing a run in eight innings as the Rangers beat Kansas City 3-1 ... It was the club's longest start since Yu Darvish went eight innings on Aug. 12 against Houston ... Garza snapped a four-game losing streak ... The Rangers are 7-5 in Garza's starts with two walk off wins ... Garza is winless in seven starts against the Angels, going 0-2 with a 5.61 ERA ... He is 0-1 with a 5.31 ERA against the Halos this season ... Garza is 2-1 with a 3.82 ERA for six starts at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Williams (9-10, 4.55 ERA): Williams makes his third start against the Rangers this season ... He has won all four of his September starts for his career-best winning streak ... He allowed one earned run in 5 1/3 innings in a 6-5 victory over Seattle. ... Williams has a 3.75 ERA in September ... He is 1-1 with a 5.98 ERA in 13 games against the Rangers ... He is been better against Texas this season, with a 3.00 ERA in four games/two starts.
Hitters: Adrian Beltre is 10-for-24 with two home runs and five RBIs against Williams. Howie Kendrick is 6-for-9 with a home run and two RBIs against Garza.