The Rangers southpaw, who hails from Newark, Ohio -- a little more than two hours south of Cleveland -- expects to have nearly 50 people in attendance at Progressive Field to watch him pitch on Sunday against the Indians.
Holland has mastered the Indians throughout his career, to the tune of a 2-0 mark and 2.16 ERA in four outings. He hurled a shutout in Cleveland on June 4, 2011.
"I have to execute pitches, stay within myself and keep on doing what I'm doing," said Holland, who is 9-6 with a 4.90 ERA this season. "If I do that, everything else will be fine."
The Tribe will counter on Sunday with right-hander Zach McAllister (5-5, 3.82 ERA). Cleveland is just relieved that a frightful August is in the rearview mirror. The Indians went 5-24 during August, tying the franchise record for most losses in one calendar month, set in 1914. They started September off on the right foot with a 4-3 win on Saturday.
"We blew some games," manager Manny Acta said. "We made some errors. We didn't hit at times. But for the most part, pitching sets the tone. That's how you win and you lose ballgames. It's all about pitching. And it's been a struggle."
Rangers skipper Ron Washington doesn't really care how the team in the opposing dugout is faring. He stresses to his players to only think about themselves.
"The only thing we talk about is playing our game," Washington said. "If we play the game the way we're supposed to play, it don't matter who we're playing. If we play our best game and they play their best game, I'll take our chances with our best. The only way we get into trouble is when we start messing around."
Rangers: Andrus extends hit streak
Shortstop Elvis Andrus singled on Saturday to extend his hitting streak against the Indians to 28 games, the longest against one opponent in Rangers history. Ivan Rodriguez hit in 27 straight against the Rays from 1998-2000.
Luis Martinez will make his fifth start behind the plate on Sunday since being recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Aug. 11.
Indians: Cabrera sits with sore wrist
An hour before the Indians' 4-3 win over the Rangers on Saturday, All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera was removed from Cleveland's lineup with a sore right wrist.
Jason Donald took Cabrera's spot in the batting order and hit eighth. Cabrera, batting .270 with 14 homers and 53 RBIs in 121 games, entered the game later as a defensive replacement.
Jeanmar Gomez, who allowed three runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Rangers on Saturday, will get at least one more turn in the Indians' rotation. He filled in for Roberto Hernandez on Saturday.
Hernandez aggravated a sprained ankle during pitchers' fielding practice on Friday and will miss at least one more start.
The Indians are 6-15 on Sundays, their worst mark on any day of the week. Conversely, the Rangers are 15-6 on Sundays, their best mark on any day of the week.
Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is batting .331 in day games, the seventh-highest mark in the American League.