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Rangers Vs. Angels: Texas Begins Huge Three Game Series

Can the Rangers give Angels ace Jered Weaver his second loss in as many starts against Texas?

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The Texas Rangers begin a three game series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Friday night. And while their opposing pitcher could be intimidating, the Rangers are able to shrug off this matchup. Angels pitcher Jered Weaver (11-1, 2.26 ERA) will take the hill on Friday night, looking for his twelfth win of the season.

Weaver's lone loss of the season came against the Rangers back on May 13. In that game Weaver went three and one-thirds innings, allowed eight runs on 10 hits in a 13-6 loss. Weaver hasn't lost a start since that night and hopes to keep that streak going.

The Rangers will send pitcher Derek Holland (6-4, 4.57) to the hill. The Rangers have won the last three games he's started and Holland has gone 2-0 in those three, including seven and two-thirds shut out innings against the Seattle Mariners on July 13.

The game is set for a 10:05 p.m. ET first pitch from Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Television coverage of the game will be provided by TXA-21 and radio coverage of the game will be provided by 103.3 ESPN FM.

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