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C.J. Wilson Looks To Prevent Rangers From Losing Two In A Row

The Texas Rangers look to avoid a losing streak on Friday night as they take on the Minnesota Twins on the second game of their road trip. 

C.J. Wilson gets the start on the mound for Texas, who are looking to rebound from a walk-off loss to the Twins last night. 

Wilson is coming off one of his better outings this year. Against the Indians, Wilson allowed just three hits and issued two walks while striking out seven in seven and two thirds innings of shut out ball en route to his sixth victory of the season. The fine outing lowered Wilson's ERA to 3.03 and his WHIP to 1.17. He's also struck out 82 batters on the season in 89 innings of work.

Texas will face off against Brian Duensing, who is 3-5 with a 4.73 ERA and 1.46 WHIP on the year. 

Let's hope Texas' bats can give Wilson a cushion and the Rangers can snap out of this mini-funk as they've lost three of their last four games.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. CDT.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.