ARLINGTON -- Lefty Cole Hamels will take the mound for Texas on 10 days' rest, after skipping his last start due to a sore left groin. He'll face the Angels' Garrett Richards in the finale of the American League West rivals' three-game series.
The Rangers have won 14 straight games when Hamels starts, and he's riding a career-high 10-game winning streak dating back to Aug. 23, 2015, when he earned his first victory as a Ranger. He missed a start shortly before that one with the same groin issue. Hamels said after his last bullpen session that it wasn't a major concern.
Dave Sessions is a contributor to MLB.com based in Arlington. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.