It's been an ugly week so far for the Texas Rangers. After being swept in a four-game series by the Chicago White Sox, the Rangers dropped the first of a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins on Friday night, extending Texas' losing streak to five games.
On Saturday, the Rangers will look to turn that luck around return to their winning ways. Derek Holland will get the start for Texas, which will be his first since June 5. Holland has spent over a month on the disabled list because of shoulder fatigue. Holland will bring a 5-4 record, along with a 5.10 ERA, .251 BAA and 1.33 WHIP into Saturday's tilt.
Texas' offense will face off against Samuel Deduno, who will be making his 2012 debut for the Twins. Deduno, who recently celebrated his 29th birthday, has been in AAA all year. Through 42 innings in AAA, Deduno owns a 2.14 ERA and has limited opposing hitters to a .185 average. He's struck out 46 and walked 22.
It's unknown whether or not Josh Hamilton will start for the Rangers. Hamilton exited Friday's game because of back spasms.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. CT from Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Televised coverage can be found nationally on FOX.
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