After losing the opening game of the series on Friday, the magic number for Texas to clinch the AL West remains at three games as they try to hold off the Oakland Athletics. The Rangers are scheduled to start left-hander Derek Holland (11-6, 4.50 ERA) on the mound. Holland is 1-2 against the Angels this season but was impressive in his last start against the Halos on September 19th when he allowed just two runs and six hits in seven innings to earn the win.
Los Angeles is trying to play their way into the playoffs and remains in the hunt for an AL Wild Card spot, just two games behind Oakland. Ervin Santana (9-12, 4.93 ERA) is slated to start for the Angels on the mound. Santana is 1-1 against the Rangers this season after back-to-back starts in late July. The right-hander was strong in his last start when he gave up just two hits and one run in seven innings to beat the Chicago White Sox.
The game is scheduled to start at 3:05 CT and will be televised on FOX.