Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/12/12
Matchup Insight Rangers vs. M’s Game 1 The All-Star break is behind us. We are now into the second half of the season that most Seattle Mariners fans would like to be over with already. Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Friday July 13 Safeco Field – Seattle, WA 10:10PM Moneyline: Texas -145, Seattle +135 O/U: 8 PITCHING MATCHUP: Rangers LH Derek Holland (5-4, 5.05 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Kevin Millwood (3-6, 3.69 ERA) Matchup | Preview Texas Coming into the season many had the Texas Rangers among the top World Series contenders. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Rangers exit the All-Star break with the League’s second best record, just a half game behind the surging Yankees. Amazingly, this team still has a lot of room to improve down the stretch as they look to get healthy and to get Josh Hamilton closer to the form he showed in May. Also looking to improve his form is starter Derek Holland. He essentially had the month of June off and looked sharper in his last start bef...
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