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Probable Pitchers

Texas Rangers @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Yu Darvish, RHP
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    Yu Darvish, last 5 years vs. LAA
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Darvish tied his career-high of 14 strikeouts throwing seven scoreless innings Thursday vs. the D-backs. He's 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in two starts against the Angels this season. The right-hander is 3-2 with a 2.68 ERA in eight road starts.

Garrett Richards, RHP
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Career stats

Since replacing Joe Blanton in the rotation, Richards has made two starts and allowed just two runs over a combined 12 innings. Richards has always had strong stuff, but consistency has been an issue.

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Texas Rangers @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Alexi Ogando, RHP
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Career stats

Ogando lasted four innings in his last start vs. the A's, allowing three runs on four hits and a career-high five walks. He is 0-1 with a 4.61 ERA in three starts since being activated off the disabled list.

Tommy Hanson, RHP
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Hanson thrived in his first start back from a DL stint with a right forearm strain but has struggled in two outings since. In his last two starts, he has allowed 10 runs (nine earned) on 11 hits over 10 innings.

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Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Matt Garza, RHP
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Garza lost for the first time since June 11 when he gave up three runs in the first inning of 4-2 loss to the A's his last time out. He still pitched a complete game, his first of the season. He is 2-3 with a 3.88 ERA in seven starts against Houston.

Erik Bedard, LHP
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Bedard, the only pitcher in the Astros' six-man rotation older than 30, has thrown well lately, but he hasn't won a game since June 26. He's 0-5 with a 3.97 ERA in his last six starts and has 3.52 ERA in 10 starts since May 11.

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Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Derek Holland, LHP
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Career stats

Holland threw eight scoreless innings on Sunday and is now 1-2 with a 2.76 ERA in four games since the All-Star break and 7-1 with a 2.61 ERA in 12 starts on the road. He has made three career starts against the Astros, going 1-1 with a 5.50 ERA.

Brad Peacock, RHP
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Peacock's third stint with the team produced a career effort. He threw a career-high seven innings and struck out a career-best 10 batters in a loss to the Twins, but he had great command and pitched with confidence.

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