Texas has beat up on Houston over the years, going 39-8 in the series since 2009. The Rangers have won 20 of 23 at Minute Maid Park, including 10 in a row by a 61-27 margin.
Matt Harrison combined with four relievers on a five-hitter, and the Rangers won 5-0 on Thursday after being overwhelmed by the Rockies in the previous three games.
Harrison, pitching for the first time since April 6, 2013, threw six strong innings before Seattle’s Kyle Seager hit two late home runs to lead the Mariners to a 6-5 win Sunday.
The Rangers activated left-hander Matt Harrison from the disabled list to start against the Mariners on Sunday, his first major league appearance since April 6, 2013.
Matt Harrison says his second minor league rehab start was a step in the right direction as he tries to work his way back into the Texas Rangers’ rotation.
Rangers ace Yu Darvish was put on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday. Texas also put left-hander Matt Harrison, last year’s opening-day starter, on the 15-day disabled list.
Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison made his first spring training game appearance, throwing one inning in a “B” game against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday.
Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison joins Ben & Skin as they begin their week broadcasting live from Surprise, AZ for spring training.
Texas Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison is expected to resume throwing this week after an additional MRI and examination on his back showed no issues.
Matt Harrison concedes that he likely won’t be ready to pitch for the Texas Rangers by opening day.
The Rangers kept left-hander Matt Harrison from throwing on Tuesday because of neck stiffness. A day later, he started feeling some discomfort in his lower back.
Harrison, who last season had as many operations on his back as starts (two), said Tuesday that he feels good and is on track to be ready for spring training and the start of the season.