Angels vs. Rangers game preview: Doubleheader to get underway with playoff implications

Due to heavy rainfall in Texas on Saturday, the Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers will play a doubleheader on Sunday, with the Rangers playing for a spot in the American League playoffs and the Angels chasing an AL Wild Card spot.

The Angels will put Zack Greinke on the mound against Yu Darvish in the first game of the doubleheader. Both pitchers were the original starters for Sunday's game.

Greinke is 6-2 with a 3.40 ERA since being traded to the Angels in July.

"We'll see if Zack can get us some length in Game 1 and then we have a chance to have more pitchers that aren't going to have to throw in two games," Angels manager Mike Scoiscia told MLB.com. "I think it just gives us a better chance with Zack in Game 1 to pitch deep into [the game] and get to a certain point, and then we'll see where we are in Game 2."

Darvish is 16-9 with a 3.90 ERA and is 3-1 with a 4.26 ERA in five starts against the Angels this season.

Derek Holland will start for the Rangers in the afternoon game while Ervin Santana will get the ball for the Angels.

Holland is 4-0 with a 3.77 ERA in his last 10 starts. Santana has pitched less than six innings in eight of his previous 11 starts, going 3-4 with a 7.83 ERA during that stretch. Santana's inability to pitch late into games is why Scoiscia went with Greinke in Game 1.

Game Time: 1:05 p.m. ET

Television Coverage: Fox Sports West

Radio Coverage: KLAA 830, KSPN

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