SCOUTING THE STARTERS

Rangers: RHP Yu Darvish (4-1, 1.65) will start after a team loss for the fourth time this season. The Rangers are 12-3 when Darvish starts after a team loss. Darvish has the third-lowest opponents average in the majors at .145. That includes a .082 for 49 at-bats by right-handed hitters. In his only career start against the Chicago White Sox, Darvish allowed six runs in 6 1/3 innings during a loss.

Matchup of note: DH Adam Dunn is hitting .152 with 23 strikeouts in 66 at-bats against right-handers, but his few hits have counted. He has six extra-base hits, including four homers, against right-handers.

Chicago White Sox: LHP Jose Quintana (2-0, 2.78) allowed two runs in five innings during a win against Cleveland on Wednesday. Quintana is 2-0 with a 0.96 ERA for his last three starts. Quintana will use a cut fastball against right-handed hitters. They are hitting only .193 with a .562 OPS against Quintana. In his only career start against the Rangers, Quintana allowed one run in eight innings during a win.

Matchup of note: Nelson Cruz struck out twice in three at-bats against Quintana during last season’s meeting. Cruz has a .643 slugging percentage for 28 at-bats against left-handers this season.