ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers open a two-game series against Milwaukee with right-hander Alexi Ogando facing Brewers right-hander Marco Estrada at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday night on Fox Sports Southwest and ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and Deportes 1540 AM.
Ogando (5-3, 3.28): Ogando is 1-1 with a 4.34 ERA in four starts since returning from the disabled list after the All-Star break with right shoulder inflamation. ... The good side of Ogando has only allowed more than three earned runs once in 14 starts. The downer is he hasn't pitched more than five innings in any of his starts since his DL stint. ... Ogando is averaging 19.2 pitches per inning since his return. He's averaging 17.5 pitches per inning for the season. ... Ogando is 2-0 with a 2.76 ERA in four home starts, as he's done most of his work on the road.
Estrada (4-4, 4.96): Estrada picked up a no-decision in his last start Wednesday at San Francisco despite pitching five scoreless innings. He gave up just one hit and he had six strikeouts. ... It was Estrada's first start since coming off the disabled list after missing two months with a strained left hamstring. ... The Brewers are 8-5 in his starts. ... Opponents are batting .264 against him and he's allowed 14 home runs in 74 1/3 innings. ... Estrada isn't a power pitcher with his fastball averaging around 90 mph, but he still has 68 strikeouts against 18 walks. ... He has never faced the Rangers.
Hitters: Ogando has never faced the Brewers. Geovany Soto is 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs against Estrada.