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Rangers Look For 13th Straight Win Against Dan Haren, Angels

If the Rangers are to extend their winning streak to 13 on Wednesday night, they'll have to do it against one of the American League's best pitchers: Dan Haren

Haren has been nothing short of excellent this season, owning a 10-6 record to go along with a .98 WHIP and .226 batting average against. Haren has walked just 20 batters on the season and has struck out 117 in 140.2 innings of work. 

Haren, though, is prone to poor second halves and started off the second half with a lame start, lasting just 6.1 innings, giving up 10 hits and four runs to a rather anemic Oakland offense.

The Rangers will counter by sending Derek Holland to the mound, who has excelled since failing to escape the first inning against the Marlins on July 2. Since then, Holland has thrown two complete game shutouts, giving up nine hits between the two starts while striking out 15 and walking just three. 

First pitch is scheduled for 9:05 p.m. CDT, 7:05 locally on the west coast.

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