ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks resume their interleague series Wednesday in Arlington when right-hander Justin Grimm takes the mound against right-hander Brandon McCarthy at 7:05 p.m. on FSSW and ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM (1540 AM in Spanish).
Grimm (4-3, 4.05): Grimm will be pitching on regular rest for his ninth start of the season. ... He picked up the win in a 9-5 victory over Seattle on Friday, allowing three earned runs in six innings. Grimm picked up a quality start despite allowing 10 hits. He didn't allow a run from the fourth through sixth innings against the Mariners. ... Grimm is 1-1 with a 6.55 ERA in two interleague starts. ... He is 2-3 with a 5.46 ERA in May after winning American League Rookie of the Month honors in April. ... Grimm leads all AL rookies with four wins and 41 strikeouts and is third in ERA. ... He'll face the Diamondbacks for the first time.
McCarthy (2-3, 4.36): McCarthy is hitting his stride in 2013, going 2-0 with a 1.91 ERA for his last four starts. ... He beat San Diego on Friday, allowing a run in seven innings. ... McCarthy is coming back from a scare last season when he was struck by a line drive while pitching for the Oakland A's on Sept. 5, 2012. The blow fractured his skull and caused an epidural hemorrhage that required surgery. ... McCarthy was signed to a two-year, $18 million contract by Arizona in the offseason. ... He ranks eighth in the National League with a 1.98 ERA in May ... McCarthy has allowed a run or less in three straight starts. He had a career-best 18-inning scoreless streak from May 7-24, tied for the fourth longest streak by a starter in Diamondbacks club history. ... McCarthy was traded for by the Rangers in exchange for John Danks in 2007 and spent three mostly ordinary years with the team. He went 13-15 with a 4.68 ERA for 44 starts ... He is 2-4 with a 3.97 ERA in 10 career starts against the Rangers.