Matchup: Justin Grimm vs. Tommy Milone

June, 19, 2013
6/19/13
1:00
PM CT


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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Grimm (5-5, 5.59): Grimm tries to turn around a bad streak which has included two losses in three starts this month. ... Toronto pounded him for seven runs on a career-high 10 hits allowed Friday. Grimm did throw a career-high 108 pitches while pitching 7 2/3 innings. He's struggled to keep the ball down and up home runs to the Blue Jays' Colby Rasmus and J.P. Arencibia. ... Grimm still leads all American League rookies with five wins and 55 strikeouts. ... He is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA against Oakland.

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.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Adrian Beltre
BA HR RBI R
.323 18 75 77
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Beltre 18
RBIA. Beltre 75
RA. Beltre 77
OPSA. Beltre .876
WC. Lewis 10
ERAC. Lewis 5.34
SOY. Darvish 182