Texas Rangers: Tyler Lyons

Lineups: Mitch Moreland returns from DL

June, 21, 2013
6/21/13
4:35
PM CT
The Rangers open a three-game series tonight against the Cardinals in St. Louis. Mitch Moreland makes his return from the disabled list and is starting at first base and batting sixth. Derek Holland (5-4) will be on the mound for the Rangers while Tyler Lyons (2-3) gets the start for the Cardinals. Here are the lineups:

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RANGERS:
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
RF Nelson Cruz
3B Adrian Beltre
C A.J. Pierzynski
1B Mitch Moreland
LF David Murphy
CF Leonys Martin
P Derek Holland

CARDINALS:
2B Matt Carpenter
RF Carlos Beltran
LF Matt Holliday
1B Allen Craig
C Yadier Molina
3B David Freese
CF Jon Jay
SS Pete Kozma
LHP Tyler Lyons

Matchup: Derek Holland vs. Tyler Lyons

June, 21, 2013
6/21/13
1:30
PM CT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers open a three-game series in St. Louis as left-hander Derek Holland goes up against Cardinals left-hander Tyler Lyons at 7:15 p.m. on Ch. 21, ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and ESPN Deportes Dallas 1540 AM.

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Eric Nadel joins Galloway & Company to discuss the Rangers returning to St. Louis for the first time since their World Series loss to the Cardinals in 2011.

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Holland (5-4, 3.30): Holland has lost consecutive games for the first time since April. ... He hasn't lost three straight games as a starter since May 2010. ... Holland allowed four runs in six innings in a 7-2 loss to Toronto on Sunday. ... He allowed two home runs, including a long ball to a left-handed hitter (Colby Rasmus) for the first time since May 30, 2012. ... Holland has allowed two runs in the first two innings of his 14 starts. ... Holland has allowed eight-plus hits in four straight starts, the first time that has happened to a Texas pitcher since Scott Feldman did it for five straight starts in 2010. ... His control has been outstanding, not walking anyone in nine of his 14 starts. ... Holland was 1-0 with an 0.87 ERA in two starts against the Cardinals in the 2011 World Series ... He is 2-0 with an 0.64 ERA in two starts against National League teams this season.

Lyons (2-3, 4.65): Lyons has lost his last three starts after his winning his first two ... He took the loss in Miami on Sunday, allowing six runs in 5 1/3 innings. ... Lyons began his Cardinals career with a bang, becoming the first pitcher in major league history to seven-plus innings, allowing four hits or less and one walk or less in his first two career starts. ... Lyons has allowed at least four earned runs or more in his last three starts. ... He hasn't pitched more than 6 1/3 innings in any of those starts. ... The Oklahoma State product throws a fastball and changeup, but his best pitch is his curve ball.

Hitters: Lyons has never faced the Rangers. Ty Wigginton is 2-for-4 with a home run against Holland in the regular season.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Adrian Beltre
BA HR RBI R
.320 17 64 63
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Beltre 17
RBIA. Beltre 64
RA. Beltre 63
OPSA. Beltre .875
WY. Darvish 10
ERAY. Darvish 3.06
SOY. Darvish 182