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Martin Perez to Start Game 3 for Rangers



    Martin Perez to Start Game 3 for Rangers
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    DENVER, CO - MAY 05: Starting pitcher Martin Perez #33 of the Texas Rangers delivers against the Colorado Rockies during Interleague play at Coors Field on May 5, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. Perez collected the loss as the Rockies defeated the Rangers 8-2. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Martin Perez

    Texas Rangers left-hander Martin Perez will start Game 3 of the ALDS against the Toronto Blue Jays, manager Jeff Banister said Thursday.

    Left-hander Derek Holland and right-hander Colby Lewis will be available out of the bullpen in Thursday's series opener. The Rangers have not selected a starter for Game 4.

    Right-hander Yovani Gallardo is starting Game 1, with left-hander Cole Hamels set to follow in Game 2. Texas has won the past 10 games started by Hamels, dating to Aug. 17.

    The Blue Jays hit .278 against left-handed pitchers this season, second in the majors to Detroit (.281).