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    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 12: Derek Holland #45 of the Texas Rangers sits in the dugout in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays in game four of the American League Division Series at Globe Life Park in Arlington on October 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    When Derek Holland takes the mound on Tuesday night in Seattle, he'll be looking to join a club among his rotation mates that really isn't all that exclusive. In fact, he's the lone outlier.

    In the Rangers' eight games this year, the starting pitcher has registered a quality start seven times. The one exception? You guessed it, that was Holland's season debut on Thursday in Anaheim. In that game, he allowed three runs in five innings — one inning shy of qualifying for a quality start.

    If there were ever a place for him to join that club, it'd be Seattle, where Holland is a career 3-1 with a 2.29 ERA in five starts, including one complete-game shutout.

    Holland will oppose Wade Miley, who the Rangers hit hard last week before their bullpen collapsed and gave away a game to the Mariners thanks to a five-run ninth inning.