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• Roy Oswalt, who has been dealing with right elbow soreness, came out of Thursday's bullpen session without issue and was available to face the Mariners out of the bullpen. Oswalt has started in nine of his 13 appearances with the Rangers, but it's not clear if he will get another start as Texas gears up for the postseason.

• Matt Harrison, Saturday's starting pitcher, comes into the game with 17 wins. Should he beat Seattle, that victory would match him with Kenny Rogers (2004) for the most wins ever by a Rangers lefty. No pitcher, right-hander or lefty, has won 18 games for the Rangers since Rogers last did it. Harrison comes into the game 4-0 against Seattle this year and 9-0 in his last nine starts against the Mariners.

• Yu Darvish, Thursday's winning pitcher for the Rangers in Anaheim, has 16 wins overall and four consecutive starts of seven or more innings allowing four hits or less. "He's gotten better and stronger as the year has gone on," manager Ron Washington said of the first-year pitcher from Japan. "It took him awhile to get to where he's just competing. He's not guessing any more. This is who he is."

• Roy Oswalt, who has been dealing with right elbow soreness, came out of Thursday's bullpen session without issue and was available to face the Mariners out of the bullpen. Oswalt has started in nine of his 13 appearances with the Rangers, but it's not clear if he will get another start as Texas gears up for the postseason.

• Matt Harrison, Saturday's starting pitcher, comes into the game with 17 wins. Should he beat Seattle, that victory would match him with Kenny Rogers (2004) for the most wins ever by a Rangers lefty. No pitcher, right-hander or lefty, has won 18 games for the Rangers since Rogers last did it. Harrison comes into the game 4-0 against Seattle this year and 9-0 in his last nine starts against the Mariners.

• Yu Darvish, Thursday's winning pitcher for the Rangers in Anaheim, has 16 wins overall and four consecutive starts of seven or more innings allowing four hits or less. "He's gotten better and stronger as the year has gone on," manager Ron Washington said of the first-year pitcher from Japan. "It took him awhile to get to where he's just competing. He's not guessing any more. This is who he is."