Rogers is 14-5 this year after going 13-8 in 2003 and 2002. Rogers is vying for his first 15-win season since 1998 when he went 16-8 with the Athletics.
The 39-year-old veteran earned his first win in four starts with a 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Friday. Rogers allowed three runs and seven hits in 5 2-3 innings.
Rogers is looking to notch back-to-back wins for the first time since before the All-Star break. He’s 2-2 with a 5.97 ERA in six starts since the midway point.
Texas trails Oakland by a half game for first place in the AL West. The Rangers are looking to extend their winning streak to six games as they attempt to complete a three-game sweep of the Indians.
Mark Teixeira became the second player in Rangers history to hit for the cycle, leading Texas to a 16-4 rout of the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday. He went 4-for-5 and drove in a career-high seven runs. Teixeira completed the club’s first cycle since Oddibe McDowell accomplished the feat on July 23, 1985, against the Indians at Arlington Stadium.
The loss dropped Cleveland 3 1/2 games behind Minnesota in the AL Central.
Indians starter Cliff Lee allowed a career-high eight runs and seven hits in 3 1-3 innings. Lee is 0-4 in his last six starts, and hasn’t won since July 16.
Scott Elarton will pitch for Texas on Wednesday. The right-hander is 2-2 with a 4.94 ERA in 12 starts for the Rangers after going 0-6 with a 9.80 ERA in eight starts with the Colorado Rockies to start the season.