After their dominant 18-2 beating of the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night, the Texas Rangers will try to sweep their two-game swing through Fenway Park on Wednesday night when Derek Holland takes the mound against Josh Beckett.
Holland has had a strong start to the season, as the left-hander has struck out 13 and walked only 3 while giving up 5 earned runs in 13.3 innings.
Beckett, meanwhile, has pitched to boos at home due to his role in last season's infamous chicken and beer incident in Boston's clubhouse. The Texas native is still an incredibly talented pitcher, but he's become more inconsistent as his career as has gone on; this year, he has given up 8 earned runs in 12 innings with only 4 strikeouts.
The Rangers offense had their best game of the season on Tuesday, hitting six HR's and straining the Red Sox bullpen by chasing Jon Lester after only two innings.
The 6:10 PM game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2.