Jun 27, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers pitcher Martin Perez (33) throws a pitch during the eighth inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Rangers Ballpark. The Rangers beat the Tigers 13-9. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE
The Rangers host the Twins in the final series of baseball's first half, before a slew of Texas players and Ron Washington head to K.C. for the All-Star Game.
The Rangers look to close out of the first half of the MLB season with a comfortable lead in the AL West. They'll open a three-game series with the Twins while leading the Angels by four games in the division.
21-year-old Martin Perez will get his second start after a solid win over the A's, allowing two runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings. Perez is starting in place of rotation regular Yu Darvish, who was voted to the AL All-Star team on Thursday.
Date / Time: Friday, July 7, 7:05 p.m. CT
Location: Rangers Ballpark In Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Radio: 103.3 ESPN , 1540am ESPN Deportes
Probable Starters: Francisco Liriano (2-7) vs. Martin Perez (1-0)