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Holland in bullpen for Game 6, Harrison starts Game 7

Oct 26, 2011, 8:51 PM EDT

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There’s been some speculation that the Rangers might take advantage of the extra day of rest provided by Wednesday night’s rainout and start young lefty Derek Holland in a potential Game 7 Friday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

But those rumors can now be put to rest.

Via beat writer Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Rangers manager Ron Washington told the media this afternoon that Holland will be available out of the bullpen for Thursday’s Game 6 and that fellow southpaw Matt Harrison will remain in line to start a potential winner-take-all matchup on Friday night.

Holland dominated the Cardinals for 8 1/3 innings in Sunday’s Game 4 win, but he and Harrison posted similar numbers during the regular season and Washington knows better than to overreact about one great start.

The Rangers hold a 3-2 lead in the seven-game Fall Classic. They’ll be looking to end things Thursday night.

  1. medtxpack - Oct 27, 2011 at 1:12 AM

    Wash’s stability gets instant credit because LaRussa has had some sticky situations. Definitely smart to keep crusiing with what is working. Rangers should finish this Thursday night and this wont even be an issue.

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