The Texas Rangers send Alexi Ogando to the mound on Wednesday night as the Rangers look to sweep the Baltimore Orioles.
Texas has outscored Baltimore 17-6 in the first two games of the series so far, winning 13-4 on Independence Day before winning 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Ogando will be making his 17th start of the season. There had been some speculation that Ogando would be skipped in the rotation - not because of poor performance, but because Ogando has already exceeded his career high in innings pitched. Ogando is 8-3 on the year thus far for Texas, with a 2.86 ERA and 1.03 WHIP. Ogando has struck out 73 in 97.2 innings of work as well, while walking just 22. A good case could be made that Ogando is a more deserving All-Star selection than teammate C.J. Wilson.
The Orioles will send Jeremy Guthrie to the mound as they look to avoid being swept. Guthrie has an awful 3-10 record, but is a prime example of why records are meaningless for pitchers. Guthrie has pitched well, to the tune of a 3.93 ERA and 1.27 WHIP while striking out 72 over 110 innings.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CDT from Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.