The Texas Rangers announced before Sunday’s game that they will go with the ever-growing opener pitching strategy when they begin a three-game series with the Los Angeles Angels on Monday at Globe Life Park in Arlington Alex Bregman Jersey , Texas.But the way the Rangers hit the ball on Sunday in a 18-4 win over Minnesota, it might not matter who pitches.Texas, winners of two straight games after losing five in a row, will send left-handed reliever Jeffrey Springs to the mound to begin Monday’s game.Article continues below ...Springs (0-0 2.55 ERA) will be followed by Ariel Jurado for Texas, who is normally a starter. The Angels will counter with right-hander Matt Shoemaker (1-0, 4.76) in the series opener.“It’s something we thought about,” Texas manager Jeff Banister told MLB.com. “We have a little better feel for the personnel. We still feel good about Jurado Carlos Beltran Jersey , but we’d also still like to take a look at this process. If it gives Jeffrey Springs the feel for starting a baseball game.”Texas ripped off a nine-run sixth inning that included three home runs, all part of a club-record 13 extra-base hits in the victory. The series win was the first for the Rangers since taking three of four games from the Angels on Aug. 16-19.The Angels head to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex after a 4-2 loss to Houston on Sunday, losing the final two of four games this week to the AL West-leading Astros.Left fielder Justin Upton was out of the Angels’ starting lineup against the Astros on Sunday after sustaining a concussion during Saturday’s 7-3 loss at Minute Maid Park.“I feel all right, Upton said. “(Trainer) Adam (Nevala) said it’s going to be a day-to-day thing. That’s the plan, just to get better every day.”Upton is batting .265 with a .816 OPS, 26 home runs, and 75 RBIs in 125 games this season. Eric Young Jr. started in left field in place of Upton on Sunday. Upton won’t be cleared to return until his symptoms subside.It’s not that severe for me http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-brian-mccann-jersey , Upton said. But there are serious concussions, and it’s not something you kind of play around with or mess around with.Shoemaker is scheduled to return from the disabled list to make his second start of the season and first since March 31 at Oakland. In the interim, he will have missed 134 games with a right forearm strain.Shoemaker made a rehab appearance with Class A Inland Empire on Wednesday against Lake Elsinore, throwing four hitless innings while striking out a half-dozen.“Without putting too much pressure on a guy, hopefully, he’ll get into his game and pitch like Matty can pitch,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said about Shoemaker. “We’ll take it inning by inning Josh Reddick Jersey , see how he holds up. But his stuff graded out very well in his minor league appearance.”In six career starts against the Rangers, he is 4-2 with a 5.68 ERA. Shoemaker picked up wins in each of first four starts against Texas but has lost the past two.Springs has spun five shutout innings in his past three games. He made his major league debut on July 31 at Arizona, striking out three of the final four batters he faced, after having his contract purchased from Triple-A Round Rock before the game.Jurado will see the bulk of the pitching action for the Rangers as each of his first seven big-league games has been as a starter. He last pitched and took the loss in the first game of this homestand, an 8-4 loss on Tuesday to the Los Angeles Dodgers. ATLANTA (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Jeremy Hellickson may miss the rest of the season after reinjuring his right wrist while batting in the fourth inning of Saturday’s 7-1 win over the Atlanta Braves.Hellickson sprained his right on Aug. 15 when he landed awkwardly while covering home plate after throwing a wild pitch at St. Louis.He made his first appearance since and got hurt again. The 2011 AL Rookie of the Year is scheduled for an MRI on Sunday.Hellickson missed 22 games in June because of a right hamstring strain. He is 5-3 with a 3.45 ERA in 19 starts.“The injuries have been pretty frustrating,” Hellickson said. “All three were out of my control. To only make 19 starts stinks, so I’ve just got to think about other things and just try to get healthy.”Hellickson grimaced after fouling off the first pitch of his at-bat in the fourth inning Tyler Clippard Jersey , then swung and missed at a low and outside pitch. Hellickson walked to the dugout and was examined by director of athletic training Paul Lessard.Andrew Stevenson pinch hit, took two balls and swung and missed at strike three, a strikeout charged to Hellickson. Jefry Rodriguez relieved to start the bottom half.Hellickson allowed two hits and one unearned run in three innings.His injuries have been costly. Hellickson had a $2 million base salary and earned $1.1 million in performance bonuses based on starts. He would have earned $150,000 each for 21 and 23 starts, $300,000 apiece for 25 and 27, and $500 Marwin Gonzalez Jersey ,000 each for every start from 29 to 32.