The Angels have to win the regular-season finale, Richards will get the ball on short rest. He gave up three unearned runs in six innings against the A’s on Wednesday and has a 2.18 ERA in three starts against the Rangers this season.
Hamels allowed six runs in six innings in a 7-6 win over the Tigers on Tuesday. He is now 6-0 with a 3.39 ERA in his last nine starts. The Rangers have won all nine games. This will be his second career start against the Angels and first since 2008.