Holland (4-1, 4.96 ERA): The Newark, Ohio, native (about 3 hours south of Cleveland) gets a chance to make his first career appearance against the Indians. ...In his last outing, Holland gave up five runs on five hits with five walks and seven strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. But he got a win as the Rangers' offense went crazy in the 11-5 victory. ...It was a frustration outing for Holland in that he couldn't finish it off in the sixth, giving up two homers and a walk to let the Rays score four runs and force manager Ron Washington to make a change. ...Holland has allowed nine earned runs on nine hits in 9 2/3 innings pitched in his last two starts. ...Opponents are batting .290, the seventh-highest average in the AL (lefties batting .296 off him). ...He is 2-1 with a 3.41 ERA in five road starts this season, three of them quality outings.
Carmona (3-6, 5.31 ERA): He's lost three straight games, including an 11-1 loss to Toronto after he gave up nine runs (seven earned) on nine hits in four innings. ...Carmona has allowed at least four earned runs in each of his last four starts and has given up five homers. ...One thing that has impacted Carmona's ERA is that he has a 20.25 ERA against Boston and a 3.56 ERA against everyone else. ...His only start against Texas in 2010 was April 12 at Progressive Field and he allowed two runs on five hits in eight innings in a loss. He's 2-6 with a 5.40 ERA in his career against Texas.
Hitters: Orlando Cabrera is 2-for-4 off Holland and Jack Hannahan is 1-for-5 with two strikeouts. ...Josh Hamilton is 6-for-14 with four doubles off Carmona. David Murphy is 5-for-7. ...Adrian Beltre and Ian Kinsler are 3-for-16 combined against the righty.