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Rangers Have Right Guy on Hill for Series Win

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    Cole Hamels #35 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Seattle Mariners in the top outfield the second inning on Opening Day at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 4, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    If the Texas Rangers are to secure a series victory over their arch rivals in the AL West on Wednesday night, they're going to need a big night from ace pitcher Cole Hamels.

    In all honesty, there is probably no one the Rangers would rather have on the mound, especially given his recent track record.

    Despite a subpar outing by his standards his last time out — a no-decision his offense got him off the hook in — Hamels pitched, and the Rangers won. That trend has dated back to last season shortly after he was acquired at the trade deadline.

    Hamels is now 9-0 with a 3.16 ERA in his last 13 starts, and you guessed it, the Rangers are 13-0 in those starts.

    If that number improves to 14-0 on Wednesday, the Rangers are going to happy with the fact they've fired the first shot in what is going to be a heated season series against the other team seemingly a part of the two-horse race for the AL West crown.