Josh Hamilton and the Texas Rangers have a big act to live up to, as they take on the Baltimore Orioles in the third game of a four-game series in Baltimore. Texas has won the first two games of the series by a combined score of 24-6 -- something that better resembles a Ravens/Cowboys football game. Those two games were highlighted by Josh Hamilton's historic four home run performance on Tuesday night.
Now on Wednesday night, the Rangers will look to earn the series victory, and position themselves for a four-game sweep on Thursday. Colby Lewis starts for the Rangers, as he looks to notch his fourth victory of the season. Lewis has pitched very well so far, with a 2.96 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season, to go along with 31 SO against just five walks in 39.1 innings of work.
Hamilton and Texas' offense will face off against Wei-Yin Chen, who has pitched very well for the Orioles. Chen is 2-0 with a 2.76 ERA, despite a 1.36 WHIP and issuing 11 walks in 29.1 innings while striking out only 23.
Both Ron Washington and Buck Showalter have announced the starting lineups, and they are as follows:
Colby Lewis, SP
Wei-Yin Chen, SP
First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. CT. Televised coverage can be found on FOX Sports Southwest.
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