Stock Report: Holland up, Ogando down
Derek Holland: Holland's stock continues to rise. He pitched seven shutout innings, allowing two hits on Tuesday in a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Holland's numbers are outstanding across the board. He's allowed 12 hits and walked four in 22 innings. He's given up one home run after allowing 32 last season. Opposing batters are hitting .171 against him.
Ian Kinsler: He has five hits in his last 15 at-bats, two of them home runs. Kinsler is batting .309 with five home runs and 10 RBIs. He is the Rangers' team leader in homers and RBIs.
Alexi Ogando: Ogando had no command of his fastball in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Cubs, leaving the ball over the middle of the plate as Anthony Rizzo and Alfonso Soriano crushed home runs off of him. He allowed six hits and two walks in 2 1/3 innings Thursday. He has pitched past 6 1/3 innings in any of his four starts this season.
Center field: Craig Gentry saved Tuesday's win with his diving catch, but the Rangers' offensive production in center field has not been there. Gentry and Leonys Martin have combined for zero RBIs in 15 games. They have 10 hits in 48 combined at-bats.
Rangers offense: The Rangers have gone seven straight games scoring four runs or less and are batting .209 during the stretch. The Rangers are the only team in the majors that haven't scored four runs or more in an inning.
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