Matchup: Martin Perez vs. Shelby Miller

June, 22, 2013
6/22/13
2:20
PM CT
The Texas Rangers go for four straight wins when left-hander Martin Perez faces St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller at 6:15 p.m Saturday night on FOX Ch. 4 and ESPN-FM 103.3 and 1540-AM.

Perez (0-1, 5.06): The 22-year old Perez is back in the major leagues after dominating for Triple-A Round Rock. ... He was 4-0 with a 1.13 ERA in four starts since making a start for the Rangers on May 25 in a doubleheader against Arizona. ... Perez allowed three runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings against the Diamondbacks. ... Perez is ranked as the top pitching prospect in the Rangers' organization. ... To create space for Perez, LHP Joseph Ortiz was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock, according to the Rangers. Ortiz made one appearance in his second stint with Texas, walking the only batter he faced.

Miller (8-4, 2.08): The 22-year old sensation from Houston is fifth in the major leagues in ERA. ... He has 96 strikeouts. ... Miller left his last start with a cramp in his leg after five innings against the Chicago Cubs. ... He didn't allow any runs and had five strikeouts. ... Miller is 3-1 in June with six earned runs allowed and 31 strikeouts in 24 innings.

Hitters: Both pitchers will be facing the opposing for the first time.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Colby Lewis
WINS ERA SO IP
10 5.18 133 170
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .324
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182