The Rangers will try to get on the winning track and snap this 4-game losing streak as LHP C.J. Wilson goes up against RHP Jake Arietta. Here's a quick look at the matchup:
Wilson (11-5, 3.19 ERA): He's looking for his fifth consecutive victory, which would extend a career-high streak for him. Wilson, 29, has won each of his last four decisions over a span of six starts and is 4-0 with a 2.72 ERA in that span. His 3.19 ERA is the sixth-lowest of any left-hander in the league. Wilson's 11 wins lead the Rangers' staff and he's thrown 149 1/3 innings, the most for him in any pro season. Opponents are batting just .213 this season, the second-lowest in the AL behind Oakland's Trevor Cahill. Lefties are hitting just .106 against Wilson, the lowest figure by any pitcher in the majors. He gave up one run on four hits with one walk and eight strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings in a win over Boston on Sunday. Wilson has held opponents to three earned runs or fewer in 13 of his last 14 starts. He's 1-3 with a 7.15 ERA in 18 career games against the Orioles. He struggled in his only start against them this season, allowing three runs in 4 2/3 innings in a 4-1 loss right before the All-Star break.
Arrieta (4-4, 5.23 ERA): The former TCU Horned Frog had a quality start in his last outing, giving up three runs on six hits in six innings against Tampa Bay in a 3-2 loss. He has had two quality starts in his last three trips to the mound after failing to get past the fifth inning in his final two starts of July. Arrieta has faced the Rangers once this year and allowed just one run on six hits in 6 1/3 innings on July 11. Arrieta has 40 walks and 34 strikeouts in 72 1/3 innings.
Hitters: Current Rangers hitters are 3-for-19 against Arrieta and Bengie Molina is the only hitter with more than three at-bats (he's 1-for-5). Five Baltimore hitters have faced Wilson at least five times with Brian Roberts leading the way at 4-for-12 with a homer.