Derek Holland has pitched well in September the past two seasons, and looks to build on that again tonight. He is 2-0 with a 2.17 ERA over his last four starts, and has gone at least seven innings and allowed two or less runs in every start.
Holland is going for his 12th win of the season tonight, as the Rangers open a critical four-game series against the Athletics.
Texas -- 1. Ian Kinsler, 2b; 2. Elvis Andrus, ss; 3. Josh Hamilton, cf; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. Nelson Cruz, rf; 6. Michael Young, dh; 7. David Murphy, lf; 8. Mike Napoli, c; 9. Mitch Moreland, 1b.
LHP Derek Holland (11-6, 4.42 ERA)
Oakland -- 1. Stephen Drew, ss; 2. Jonny Gomes, dh; 3. Yeonis Cespedes, cf; 4. Chris Carter, 1b; 5. Brandon Moss, lf; 6. Josh Donaldson, 3b; 7. Josh Reddick, rf; 8. Derek Norris, c; 9. Cliff Pennington, ss.
RHP Dan Straily (2-1, 4.13 ERA)
-- Drew Davison