• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Rangers SP Derek Holland rebounds with win over Angels in final start

    Rangers starter Derek Holland (4-3) tossed 6 1/3 innings in a win over the Angels on Thursday, giving up three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out six.In his first outing of October, Holland did what he hadn't done since his first outing of September -- he posted a quality start. In the prior four games, Holland had been bombarded for 21 runs on 33 hits, so this was quite the turnaround. It's unclear whether that effort will guarantee him a playoff start, though, considering that Holland's second consecutive injury-shortened regular season ended with a 4.91 ERA and 1.30 WHIP.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Struggles continue for Rangers SP Derek Holland on Saturday

    Rangers starter Derek Holland came away with a no-decision Saturday, allowing four runs on seven hits (including three home runs) and two walks over five innings while striking out one. Carlos Correa took him deep twice, but even when he's not serving up gopher balls Holland has been struggling, racking up an 8.59 ERA over his last four starts. He'll get one more start this season, at home against the Angels on Thursday in what could be a huge game in the AL playoff race.

  • by CBSSports.com Staff | CBSSports.com

    Rangers pitcher Derek Holland allows five runs Tuesday

    Rangers pitcher Derek Holland gave up five runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out one over 5 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Astros. All nine of Houston's starters had at least one hit off Holland, who was probably left in a bit too long Tuesday. He has now given up 10 runs on 19 hits and four walks over his last two starts (12 2/3 innings), so owners should proceed with caution over the final weeks of the season. Holland's next start will come at home Sunday against the Mariners.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Two bad innings doom Rangers' Derek Holland in loss Thursday

    Making his sixth start of the season, Rangers left-hander Derek Holland pitched better than his line would suggest in the 5-0 loss to the Mariners on Thursday. Holland allowed five runs on nine hits over seven innings. He walked two and struck out five, throwing 65 of his 101 pitches for strikes. Holland (3-2, 3.13 ERA) served up a two-run double to Mark Trumbo in the first inning, and then put up goose eggs over the next five frames. But things fell apart for him in the seventh, when he allowed an RBI single followed by a two-run home run to Nelson Cruz. Thursday marked the first time this year that Holland allowed more than four runs. He came into the game with a miniscule 0.53 ERA in his previous two starts.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Rangers' Derek Holland twirls a gem against Angels on Saturday

    Rangers starter Derek Holland was terrific against the Angels on Saturday. The left-hander tossed eight strong innings, allowing just one run on three hits. He walked two and struck out five, earning his third win of the season in the 2-1 victory. Holland (3-1, 2.37 ERA) gave up his lone run of the game in the very first inning, matching Jered Weaver pitch-for-pitch the rest of the way. But the Rangers were able to scratch across the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and held on for the win. Holland has been excellent in his five starts this season. But his last two outings have been superb, during which he has allowed one run over 17 innings of work.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Rangers SP Derek Holland throws complete-game shutout

    Derek Holland was dominant on the hill for the Rangers on Sunday, tossing a complete-game shutout to help Texas earn a key victory over the Orioles. Holland threw 116 pitches, allowing just four hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out 11. It's by far the most impressive start for Holland since returning from spinal fusion surgery 11 days ago. Holland threw first-pitch strikes to 23 of the 31 batters he faced to improve to 2-1 on the season.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Rangers SP Derek Holland doomed by longball vs. Blue Jays

    Making just his third start of the year, Rangers left-hander Derek Holland was tasked with taking on a red-hot Blue Jays team on Tuesday. Holland allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out three, taking a no-decision in the 6-5 loss. Holland was unable to contain the Blue Jays' power bats in this one, as all four runs against him game via the long ball. Chris Colabello got things started with a solo shot in the second inning. Jose Bautista touched him for a two-run shot in the third, and Edwin Encarnacion added another solo blast in the sixth. Despite the rough outing, Holland was able to give the Rangers 96 pitches, which is a season-high for the veteran southpaw.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Rangers SP Derek Holland wins encouraging performance

    Rangers right-hander Derek Holland didn't just produce a good start Wednesday against Seattle for a guy who hasn't pitched in more than four months. He produced a great one. Holland allowed two runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. He was also pinpoint with his control in walking none and fanning six. A Mark Trumbo homer in the fifth proved to be the only run-scoring hit off Holland, who retired the side in order three times and minimized the damage in the two innings in which he allowed at least two baserunners. The result was the first win of the season for the left-hander, who was just activated Wednesday after rehabbing from a shoulder injury.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Rangers SP Derek Holland activated from DL, starts Wednesday

    The Rangers have officially activated left-hander Derek Holland from the disabled list. Holland will start Wednesday's game against the Mariners, in what will be his first big-league game action since April 9--his only other start this season. Holland, who has been out with a shoulder injury, went 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA in four rehab starts before returning to the Rangers. He is 9-2 with a 2.95 ERA in 18 appearances against the Mariners in his career.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Rangers to start Derek Holland on Wednesday

    The Rangers will activate pitcher Derek Holland from the disabled list Wednesday in order to start him against the Mariners, the team announced Monday. Holland has been sidelined after making one start in April with a shoulder injury. He has been rehabbing at Triple-A. With Holland starting Wednesday, the Rangers will move pitcher Martin Perez's next start to Thursday at Detroit.