Matchup: Yu Darvish vs. Dallas Keuchel

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers try for a three-game winning streak when right-hander Yu Darvish faces Houston left-hander Dallas Keuchel at 6:15 p.m. Saturday night on FOX and ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM.

Darvish (8-3, 2.78 ERA): Darvish ended a seven-game winless streak, pitching 6⅔ scoreless innings as the Rangers beat the Cincinnati Reds … He is tied for ninth in the American League in wins … Darvish leads the major leagues with 151 strikeouts and 11.99 strikeouts per nine innings … Darvish already has the highest strikeout total prior to the All-Star break since the Chicago Cubs' Kerry Wood had 156 K's … His .190 batting average against is the second lowest in the majors behind the Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw (.189) … Darvish is 15-4 with a 3.41 ERA in 24 career starts at Rangers Ballpark … He is 3-0 with a 1.90 ERA and 33 strikeouts in three career starts against the Houston Astros … Darvish fell one out short of a perfect game against Houston on April 2.

Keuchel (4-5, 4.66 ERA): Keuchel lost his last start, giving up five runs on 4⅔ innings in a 12-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays … The 25-year-old left-hander allowed eight hits and five walks … He opened the season pitching out of the Astros bullpen … Keuchel had made nine straight starts before a relief appearance on June 25 … The Astros are 5-5 in his starts … Keuchel has been able to pitch deep into games, going six-plus innings seven straight times before the Tampa Bay debacle … He is sixth in the American League with a 2.06 ground-ball-to-fly-ball ratio … He has three career starts against the Rangers, in which he is 0-0 with a 2.45 ERA.

Hitters: Matt Dominguez is 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBIs against Darvish. Nelson Cruz is 2-for-6 with a home run off Keuchel.