Matchup: Alexi Ogando vs. Jason Vargas
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Vargas (0-2, 6.75 ERA): Has a 4-6 lifetime record against the Rangers (4.48 ERA) in 14 starts Still seeking first victory as an Angel Acquired in December from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for designated hitter Kendrys Morales.
Hitters: Mark Trumbo (4-for-10) and Mike Trout (2-for-4, four RBIs) have had success against Ogando Albert Pujols is 1-for-5, but the hit was a home run Ogando has held Peter Bourjos (2-for-10, four K's) and Howie Kendrick (3-for-13) in check Ian Kinsler (12-for-35, one HR and five doubles) and Nelson Cruz (9-for-29, three HRs) have given Vargas a tough time in the past Adrian Beltre and David Murphy are a combined 3-for-40 against Vargas.
--Wednesday at Angels: RHP Yu Darvish (3-1, 2.03) vs. RHP Tommy Hanson (2-1, 4.24), 9:05 p.m. CT, ESPN-FM 103.3/1540 AM/Fox Sports Southwest
--Thursday at Minnesota Twins: RHP Nick Tepesch (1-1, 3.07) vs. LHP Pedro Hernandez (0-0, 3.86), 7:10 p.m. CT, ESPN-FM 103.3/1540 AM/Fox Sports Southwest.
--Friday at Minnesota: RHP Justin Grimm (1-0, 2.70) vs. RHP Vance Worley (0-2, 7.11), 7:10 p.m. CT, ESPN-FM 103.3/1540 AM/TXA-21
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