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Probable Pitchers

Los Angeles Angels @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Hector Santiago, LHP
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Santiago’s outing was cut short in the third inning Friday, as home plate umpire John Tumpane ejected him for arguing balls and strikes. This came just one start after throwing eight scoreless, two-hit innings against the Mariners.

Colby Lewis, RHP
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Lewis pitched seven scoreless innings vs. the Astros Friday, allowing four singles. He did not walk a batter and struck out six. He allowed two runs in seven innings in a 4-2 win over the Angels April 29 and has gone 7 innings in 5 straight starts.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Jonathon Niese, LHP
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With three straight quality starts, including seven innings of one-run ball against the Rockies on Saturday, Niese has found his rhythm. Texas' home park could be an issue for the lefty, who's allowed 11 homers in 53 innings.

Cole Hamels, LHP
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Hamels is off to a 5-0 start for the first time in his career and is 12-0 with a 2.99 ERA in his last 19 starts. His 12 straight winning decisions ties the club record held by Bobby Witt. He is 3-2 with a 2.43 ERA in nine career starts vs. the Bucs.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Juan Nicasio, RHP
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Nicasio threw one inning in the Pirates' postponed game Sunday then had his turn skipped when they made up the game Monday. The Bucs are monitoring Nicasio's workload as he moves from a relief role back into the rotation.

Yu Darvish, RHP
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Darvish will be making his first start appearance since Aug. 8, 2014, after Tommy John surgery on March 17, 2015. Darvish had a 0.90 ERA through five rehab starts this season between Triple-A Round Rock and Double-A Frisco.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. TEX
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To Be Announced

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