Matt Harrison is trying to gain a share of AL wins lead. Taking the mound at home may improve his chances.
He goes for win No. 16 on Wednesday for the AL West-leading Texas Rangers, who aim to sweep their three-game series from the Tampa Bay Rays.
Harrison (15-7, 3.04 ERA) has emerged as the Rangers' most reliable starter in just his second full season in the majors. If he wins Wednesday, he would move into a three-way tie for the league lead with Jered Weaver of Los Angeles and David Price, who was charged with Tampa Bay's 6-5 loss in Monday's series opener.
Harrison carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning of Friday's 8-0 victory over Minnesota, eventually leaving after allowing two hits and two walks in eight frames to improve to 4-1 with a 1.87 ERA in his last six home starts.
"I just have to keep building on this," Harrison told the Rangers' official website. "It took me a couple of innings to get locked in, but after the third I was on a roll. I just wanted to stay aggr...