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Rangers Facing Old Buddy Wilson

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    C.J. Wilson hasn't had great success against his former teammates from the Texas Rangers, but if he's ever going to have a successful start against the Rangers, it might be on Friday night.

    Wilson is in the midst of a hot streak unlike we've seen from him since that 2010 season when he was the Rangers' best pitcher, even after the acquisition of Cliff Lee.

    The last time Wilson faced the Rangers — the only time this season — his ERA climbed 30 points after he allowed six runs in four innings while struggling to throw strikes in a 14-11 Rangers win back on July 30.

    But since then, he's been much better, and that even came in the middle of a streak that has seen him go 10-1 in his last 15 starts.

    As we know, Wilson has trouble with elevated pitch counts and can be beaten by patient hitters, so that will be the Rangers' plan of action on Friday, as it was back on July 30, with raving success.