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Holland Has an Awesome, Non-CG Shutout

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Derek Holland has had his flashes of brilliance this season.

    He's had four complete-game shutouts, and on Tuesday it looked like he'd notch another complete game under his belt, just not of the shutout variety.

    Holland was dealing at a very efficient pace, working his curveball and hitting 96 and 97 mph with his electric fastball and had given up one run going into the ninth inning in less than 100 pitches.

    Holland got two quick outs and then gave up a couple of hits and runs before being pulled by Ron Washington.

    But in a weird, twisted way, that start was just as promising to see as the complete-game shutouts because it showed he can keep his focus after giving up an early run and not trying to press for the shutout.

    He allowed some baserunners, but he also found a way to get out of sticky situations.

    Holland picked up his 11th win as the Rangers No. 5 starter, continuing the run to see if the Rangers can get five starters with 15 wins this season.