Matchup: Justin Grimm vs. Tommy Milone
June, 19, 2013
By Todd Wills | ESPNDallas.com
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers and A's have split the first two games of a four-game series as right-hander Justin Grimm gets set to face A's left-hander Tommy Milone at 7:05 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest and ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM (1540 AM in Spanish).
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Milone (6-6, 3.61): Milone is another A's starter on a consistent roll. He is 3-1 with a 3.49 ERA over his last six starts, holding opponents to a .233 batting average. ... He doesn't give up many free passes, averaging 1.91 walks per nine innings, 10th in the American League. ... Milone did lose his last start, falling to Seattle 3-2 despite allowing just two runs in 6 2/3 innings. ... He has received six runs of support in his six losses this year. ... Milone is 0-2 with a 2.50 ERA in three career starts against the Rangers, all of which have come in Arlington.
Hitters: Brandon Moss (2-for-3, 1 HR, RBI) and Yoenis Cespedes (1-for-3, 1 HR, RBI) both homered against Grimm in his May 13 start vs. Oakland. Elvis Andrus (5-for-10, RBI) and Adrian Beltre (4-for-9, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs) are ones to watch against Milone.