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Probable Pitchers

Texas Rangers @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Yu Darvish, RHP
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    Yu Darvish, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Career stats

Darvish is 1-2 with a 6.04 ERA in his last five starts. He's looking for his first win on the road this season, going 0-3 despite a 2.72 ERA in six starts. He has made three starts against the Athletics this season and is 1-1 with a 5.50 ERA.

Raul Alcantara, RHP
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The right-hander earned his first Major League victory Saturday in Texas, holding a potent Rangers lineup to two runs on five hits -- one of them a home run -- across 5 2/3 innings. Alcantara struck out three and didn’t walk a batter.

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Texas Rangers @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Colby Lewis, RHP
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Career stats

Lewis has made two starts since coming off the disabled list and has lost both, with a 5.06 ERA. He missed two months with a strained lat in the back of his right shoulder. He is 4-1 with a 1.66 ERA in eight starts on the road.

Jharel Cotton, RHP
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    Jharel Cotton, last 3 starts
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Career stats

Cotton has allowed just one earned run in each of his three big league starts, totaling 18 innings in that span for a tidy 1.50 ERA. He most recently went six innings against the Astros, yielding two hits with six strikeouts and no walks.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Matt Garza, RHP
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Garza pitched for the Rangers during the second half of 2013 before signing a four-year, $50 million contract with Milwaukee that runs through 2017. He hasn’t faced Texas since 2010, when Garza was with Tampa Bay.

Martin Perez, LHP
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Perez has logged four straight quality starts, compiling a 2.13 ERA over that span. He didn't allow a walk in a no-decision against the Angels on Monday, which was just the third time in his 31 starts this year he did not walk a batter.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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Career stats

Nelson has a 7.15 ERA in 10 starts since the beginning of August. Opponents have hit .311 with a .907 OPS in that span.

A.J. Griffin, RHP
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Career stats

Griffin lasted just 1 2/3 innings in his last start while dealing with an upper respiratory infection. He is 3-3 with a 6.32 ERA in his last nine starts. His only career start against the Brewers came on June 4, 2013, when he went seven scoreless.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Chase Anderson, RHP
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Career stats

Working with a more effective curveball, Anderson has a 2.30 ERA over his last 11 starts and has surrendered more than two earned runs only once in those games.

Derek Holland, LHP
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Holland is 2-4 with a 4.68 ERA in six starts since coming off the disabled list and 0-3 with a 7.98 ERA in his last three starts. His only career start against the Brewers came on May 8, 2013 when he allowed one run in seven innings.

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