Wilson leads Rangers rotation's road show

Wilson leads Rangers rotation's road show

Wilson leads Rangers rotation's road show
ANAHEIM -- C.J. Wilson allowed two runs, one earned, in seven innings on Wednesday night, leaving him with a 7-4 record and a 2.58 ERA in 14 starts on the road. That's the second-lowest road ERA in the American League. The Tigers' Justin Verlander leads with a 2.45 ERA.

That is also the fifth-lowest road ERA by a Rangers pitcher in club history. Three of the four ahead of him were all from the 1977 season: Bert Blyleven (1.95), Gaylord Perry (2.24) and Dock Ellis (2.55). Wilson has the lowest since Nolan Ryan's 2.52 ERA in 1989.

Four of the top 23 single-season road ERA in club history have come this year. Besides Wilson, Colby Lewis (going into Thursday's start against the Angels) is 11th at 2.95, Matt Harrison is 19th at 3.25 and Alexi Ogando is 23rd at 3.34).

Derek Holland, with a 3.39 ERA on the road, doesn't make the top 25. But he is 6-2 with a .750 winning percentage on the road. That's currently tied for the third best in club history on the road. Vicente Padilla was 11-3 with a .786 winning percentage in 2008 and Perry was 10-3 for a .769 mark in 1977.