The Texas Rangers are looking to bounce back after a tough loss on Sunday at the hands of the Chicago White Sox by a final score of 16-2.  Texas was able to win the series as they won the first two games of that weekend series.  Ron Washington and company will now turn their attention to a divisional foe in the Oakland Athletics for a three game mid-week series.

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Oakland will send Dan Straily against Texas ace Yu Darvish in the opener on Monday night.  "I know what their strategy is against me, and I just have to figure it out from there," Darvish said. "I just have to see how I feel that day and make adjustments and see how their approach is against me the first two innings."  Straily was roughed up by the Angels for six runs in just 3 2/3 innings in his last start.  He's 3-1 with a 4.05 ERA in six career starts against Texas.

Texas and Oakland will start this series tonight with first pitch for that game set for 9:05pm from O.co Coliseum in Oakland.  These teams will continue this series on Tuesday and conclude it on Wednesday.  You can catch all the action on FOX Sports SW.