Matchup: Matt Garza vs. Jered Weaver
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Weaver (5-5, 2.98): Weaver is back to his old dominant self after missing six weeks with a fractured elbow suffered when he was hit by a line drive by the Rangers' Mitch Moreland on April 7. Weaver was already having a rough start that day, allowing five runs in five innings. ... Weaver returned June 4 and has been very good since then. He hasn't allowed a run in three of his last four starts and has given up one earned run or fewer in five of his last six starts. ... He beat the Twins 1-0 on Wednesday, pitching eight shutout innings. Weaver allowed two hits, had eight strikeouts and two walks. ... He is giving up only five hits per game during this six-start stretch, not good news for a slumping Rangers offense. ... Weaver is 13-8 with a 3.75 ERA for his career against the Rangers.
Hitters: Elvis Andrus, who has hits in all 10 games out of the All-Star break, is 23-for-62 with two of his 14 career home runs against Weaver. Alberto Callaspo, a noted Rangers nemesis, is 4-for-9 with a home run and three RBIs against Garza. Josh Hamilton is 3-for-18 with six strikeouts and no home runs against the new Rangers starter.
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