The Texas Rangers have lost a season-high three straight and now must face a red-hot Brandon McCarthy.
McCarthy has been stellar over his last three outings for the Arizona Diamondbacks heading into Wednesday night's matchup in Arlington.
Texas (32-20) was swept Monday in a doubleheader at Arizona after falling 4-3 in 13 innings at Seattle on Sunday.
"(Sunday) we had a chance to win the game and today we had a chance to win both of those games,'' catcher A.J. Pierzynski said after 5-3 and 5-4 defeats in Phoenix. "It just wasn't meant to be."
The Rangers will now face a familiar face on the mound in McCarthy (2-3, 4.36 ERA), who pitched for Texas from 2007-09 before spending the last two seasons with Oakland. McCarthy is 0-1 with a 5.71 ERA in three starts in Arlington since leaving the Rangers.
McCarthy, however, has allowed one run over 24 innings in his last three starts. He has won consecutive outings after giving up the one run in seven innings Friday in a 5-2 victory over ...