Rangers-Astros Gear Up for the Weekend
Ex-Ranger Scott Feldman, however, has pitched well enough for the Astros to have a legitimate chance at ending those struggles in his return to Arlington.
Minus the injured Adrian Beltre, Darvish and the Rangers look for a 12th consecutive victory over the visiting Astros on Friday night.
Texas (4-5) has had little trouble with its in-state rival in recent years, winning 36 of the last 43 meetings. The Rangers went 17-2 against Houston last season — the Astros’ first in the AL. Houston (4-6) beat Texas 8-2 to open the season, then Darvish came within an out of tossing a perfect game two nights later in a 7-0 victory.