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Rangers Set To Face Houston Rookie Jordan Lyles

The Texas Rangers play host again on Tuesday night to the Houston Astros, looking to inch closer to the Silver Boot. The Rangers defeated Houston on Monday night 8-3, and now send lefty C.J. Wilson to the mound on Tuesday night to face off against Houston's prized rookie righty, Jordan Lyles.

Lyles, who doesn't turn 21 until October, pitched well in AAA for Houston, going 3-3 with a 3.20 ERA while holding opponents to a .265 average. Lyles also had a respectable 41 strikeouts in 59 innings of work while only walking 16 in AAA. Since his promotion, Lyles has pitched well, despite his 0-2 record. Lyles has held opponents in the MLB to a .250 average, striking out 20 and walking four in 23 innings to go along with a 4.30 ERA. 

While Lyles is still in search of his first win of 2011 (and first career win), C.J. Wilson will be looking for his eighth win of the year. Wilson's record stands at 7-3, with a 3.03 ERA and 1.20 WHIP. Wilson has struck out 93 in 104 innings and walked 36 to boot. 

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CDT.

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