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Colorado Rockies face off against the Texas Rangers in Colorado

The Rockies will face the Rangers for the first time this season as they start a six-game homestand.

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The Rockies start a three-game series against the Texas Rangers tonight at 6:40 pm MST.

Chris Rusin will be the starting pitcher for the Rockies, and he has allowed just eight runs over his last 26 1/3 innings pitched, which includes four starts and one relief appearance. Rusin's has thrown four straight quality starts and will look to get his fifth as he's facing the Rangers for the first time in his career.

The Rangers will counter with Nick Martinez, who has put up solid numbers for Texas this season. Martinez is 5-5 with a 3.43 ERA in 16 starts in 2015. Martinez doesn't get a lot of strikeouts, just 57 in 97 innings, so look for the Rockies to put a lot of balls in play tonight.

The Rockies will send out a fairly typical lineup, with Troy Tulowitzki hitting third and Carlos Gonzalez hitting fourth. Tulowitzki has reached base safely in 40 straight games.

Prince Fielder is the standout player for the Rangers this year, as he's slashing .337/.399/.514 with 14 home runs and 54 RBI's. Rusin will need to be careful not to leave any pitches up because Fielder can hit baseballs really far.


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<div class="pane sports_data_widget lineup clearfix"> <h3>Today's Lineups</h3> <div class="lineup"> <table cellspacing="0" class="zebra"> <thead> <tr> <th align="left">TEXAS RANGERS</th> <th align="left">COLORADO ROCKIES</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr><td class="td-last td-name">Delino DeShields Jr. - CF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Charlie Blackmon - CF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Rougned Odor - 2B</td><td class="td-first td-name">DJ LeMahieu - 2B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Prince Fielder - 1B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Troy Tulowitzki - SS</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Adrian Beltre - 3B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Carlos Gonzalez - RF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Josh Hamilton - RF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Nolan Arenado - 3B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Elvis Andrus - SS</td><td class="td-first td-name">Ben Paulsen - 1B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Ryan Rua - LF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Nick Hundley - C</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Tomas Telis - C</td><td class="td-first td-name">Brandon Barnes - LF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Nick Martinez - RHP</td><td class="td-first td-name">Chris Rusin - LHP</td></tr></tbody> </table> </div> </div>