ARLINGTON, Texas -- Neftali Feliz will try to continue what he started against the Mariners last week in his first career road start against Liam Hendricks in this battle of 23-year-olds. The game starts at 1:10 p.m. on FSSW.
Neftali Feliz (1-0, 0.00 ERA): In his first MLB start, Neftali showed no signs of weakness in the sore shoulder that kept him down this spring. He baffled the Mariners through seven shutout innings, giving up four hits. He's making his first career road start, but that shouldn't worry the Rangers too much. He has a 1.36 career road ERA compared to a 3.25 career home ERA.
Liam Hendricks (first start): Hendricks might have had the worst scheduled start of anyone this season, considering the Australian was in the hospital with food poisoning. He'll be looking for his first MLB win, but he may be rusty after the illness sidelined him for two days without holding a baseball.
Hitters: Joe Mauer is 3-for-4 against Feliz with a double. ...The rest of the Twins roster is 0-14 against him. ...Liam Hendricks has yet to face anyone on the current Rangers roster.