THREE-GAME SERIES AT RANGERS BALLPARK IN ARLINGTON FRIDAY, 7:05 P.M. • FSN, 1500-AM
LHP Francisco Liriano (2-7, 5.40 ERA) vs. LHP Martin Perez (1-0, 9.00)
Saturday, 6:15 p.m. • Ch. 9, 1500-AM
RHP Sam Deduno (2012 debut) vs. LHP Derek Holland (5-4, 5.10)
Sunday, 6:05 p.m. • FSN, 1500-AM
RHP Cole De Vries (2-1, 3.91 ERA) vs. RHP Roy Oswalt (2-1, 7.79)
ABOUT THE TWINS
This is the second of three series against Texas for the Twins, who got swept by the Rangers in three games at Target Field in mid-April. Manager Ron Gardenhire gave Josh Willingham a breather Thursday, so Darin Mastroianni played left field. Mastroianni had three of the team's 15 hits and stole three bases. Brian Dozier also had three hits and stole two bases in the loss. Liriano is 3-1 with a 3.44 ERA in seven starts against Texas.
ABOUT THE RANGERS
The AL West leaders are riding a four-game losing streak after getting swept by the White Sox. Holland is set to return from the disabled list, but others on the DL include Neftali Feliz (elbow), Alexi Ogando (groin), Koji Uehara (shoulder), Mitch Moreland (hamstring) and Colby Lewis (forearm). Yu Darvish was scheduled to pitch, but he's getting an extended rest, so Martin Perez is taking his place.