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Holland K's career-high 11 in six innings

Derek Holland has a three-game winning streak and doesn't have a loss since July 31, but the Rangers left-hander isn't taking Thursday's start against the struggling Indians lightly.

"I don't care if it's a last-place team or a first-place team," Holland said. "I'm going to treat them the same way. Any team can beat anybody. My job is to go out there and shut them down."

Holland is coming off one of his best outings of the season -- a one-run, two-hit effort against the Rays. The eight-inning output wasn't enough, though, and Holland received a no-decision in the Rangers' 3-1 loss.

"I thought I mixed up everything, but mainly relied on my fastball," Holland said after the start. "I need to find myself as a pitcher. I'm doing one thing in one start and another thing in another start. The main thing is to be consistent."

Holland will share the mound with Indians right-hander Zach McAllister, who is coming off a rough outing. McAllister lasted just three innings on Saturday, giving up just two runs on two hits, but walking three and throwing 87 pitches.

"He's not finishing guys off," manager Manny Acta said. "You need to have a swing-and-miss pitch, and over the last couple outings, he hasn't been able to have it. It's up in the zone. It's easier to handle for hitters. They're fouling a lot of pitches off."

Rangers: Injuries leave Texas thin at third
Adrian Beltre strained his left shoulder making a diving stop in Wednesday's 5-2 over the Indians and left in the fifth inning. Beltre had an MRI exam, and results are expected on Thursday. Mike Olt replaced Beltre at third base, but had to leave the game in the seventh inning after aggravating inflammation in his right heel while running out an infield single.

Ian Kinsler slid over to third base for the first time in his career and Jurickson Profar took over at second base.

• Mike Napoli went 1-for-4 with a home run in the second game of his rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Wednesday, also catching the entire contest. Napoli is scheduled to play on Friday as the designated hitter and could be activated afterward.

Indians: Gomez loses to Rangers for first time
Jeanmar Gomez allowed five runs in four innings on Wednesday, losing to Texas for the first time in three career starts against the leaders of the American League West, but his first at Rangers Ballpark.

Worth noting
• After drawing 36,001 fans to Wednesday's tilt, the Rangers set a season record for attendance with 2,967,041 and expect to surpass 3 million on Thursday. Comments