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Wei-yin Chen to pitch against Texas Rangers May 10

2012/05/06 20:03:26

Taipei, May 6 (CNA) Taiwanese Major League Baseball pitcher Wei-yin Chen is hoping for his third career win in a game against the Texas Rangers scheduled for May 10 Taipei time.

Both the MLB and the Baltimore Orioles official websites announced Sunday that Chen will be the Orioles' starting pitcher in the game.

The Orioles will play four games against the Rangers between May 8-11, and it is expected that the 26-year-old Chen will face a tough game against the Texas team.

The Rangers are the top ranking National League West team this season, having won 18 games and lost nine.

The Texas team also boasts some of the highest batting statistics compared with the national average, having scored 274 hits this season with a batting average of 0.288 and a slugging percentage of 0.464.

Colby Lewis, who will be the Rangers starting pitcher in the May 10 game, is a seasoned veteran who has played against the Orioles six times during his career.

In addition, the 32-year-old Lewis has won at least 12 games per season since 2010. He has clinched a 3-1 record out of six games this season with an ERA of 2.97.

In comparison with Lewis, the less experienced Chen has a slightly better ERA of 2.76, and has won two games this season.

He has pitched against the New York Yankees, the Chicago White Socks, the Los Angeles Angels, the Oakland Athletics and the Boston Red Sox.

(By Kuo Yi-chieh and C.J. Lin)