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Derek Holland returns from five months on the disabled list with dominant start

Sep 3, 2014, 12:46 PM EST

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After spending the first five months of the season on the disabled list following winter knee surgery Rangers left-hander Derek Holland made his 2014 debut last night … and he was great.

Holland tossed seven innings of one-run ball against the Royals, striking out six and walking zero. He generated a career-high 19 swinging strikes and averaged 94.2 miles per hour with his fastball, compared to 93.3 mph for his career.

Almost everything that could have gone wrong has gone wrong for the Rangers this season, but getting a healthy Holland back in the rotation would be a huge positive heading into 2015 and he looked damn good last night.

  1. perryt200 - Sep 3, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Psst. It is a little late.

  2. proudlycanadian - Sep 3, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Great game by Holland. Good to have him back and pitching well.

  3. rosiebrowne5 - Sep 3, 2014 at 2:13 PM

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  4. markofapro - Sep 3, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Rosie – can I use a smart phone, because I suck at computing.

  5. beefytrout - Sep 3, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Great start by Dutch.

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