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Rangers choose Derek Holland for Game 2 start in ALCS

Oct 7, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

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Ron Washington waited to see who the Rangers would be playing in the ALCS before announcing their rotation, but it looks like the Tigers will be facing the same starters the Rays did.

C.J. Wilson will start Game 1 for Texas, followed by fellow left-hander Derek Holland in Game 2.

Washington hasn’t named his Game 3 and Game 4 starters yet, but sticking with the same order as the ALDS would have Colby Lewis followed by Matt Harrison.

If true that means the Tigers would face five left-handed starters if the series goes seven games and they had the fourth-highest OPS in the league versus southpaws. Right-hander Alexi Ogando, who started for nearly the entire season before moving to the bullpen for the ALDS, will remain a reliever.

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