Today's pitchers: Guthrie vs. Holland

RHP Jeremy Guthrie (9-13, 5.17) today will make his 28th start of this season, his 15th at home and the 5th of his career vs. the Texas Rangers.

Guthrie, who has a career high 13 losses, has pitched well recently. Over his last three starts, he is 2-1, 1.80.

Monday, he allowed two runs over six innings in taking a loss vs. New York. He leads the AL in earned runs allowed (92) and in homers allowed (30).

Guthrie has allowed 2ER or less in seven starts on the year and in his last three in a row. The Orioles are 10-17 when he starts, losing in six of his last eight outings.

In 14 home starts, he is 4-7, 5.14.

Guthrie vs. Texas:
2009: 0-0, 5.40, one start (5IP, 6H, 3R-ER on April 27)
Career: 2-0, 4.39, six games, four starts (26 2/3IP, 28H)

LHP Derek Holland (7-9, 5.62) today will make his 29th appearance of the season and his 17th start. It's his 8th road start and the 1st of his career vs. the Orioles.

Holland has been hammered in his last two starts vs. New York and Toronto, giving up 16ER and 14 hits over nine innings with four homers. Monday vs. Toronto he gave up ten runs over three innings.

This came just a few starts after he pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout with eight strikeouts on August 9th vs. Los Angeles.

In his 16 starts only, he is 5-8, 5.66. The Rangers are 7-9 in those 16 outings. He has allowed at least one homer in 13 of his 16 starts.

Right-handed batters hit .275 off the rookie while lefties hit .294. In 15 games, seven starts on the road, he is 2-4, 4.23.

The 22-year-old has made one career appearance vs. the Orioles. Pitching in relief on April 25th, he gave up one run over three innings.

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