Derek Holland kept control. Mad about walks that cost him a win last weekend, Holland struck out eight with no bases on ball on Thursday in the Texas Rangers’ 5-3 over the Seattle Mariners. “I’m not going to worry too much about a previous game,” Holland said. “My mentality is I want to be the starter and the closer. I always try to go out there and go as long as I can.”Michael Young hit a two-run homer and had four RBIs for the Rangers. Holland (1-0) allowed two runs and five hits in 7 1/3 innings. After two key walks that helped the Chicago White Sox rally for a 4-3 win in his first start, Holland (1-0) had a much sharper outing.
MLB: Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers