Left-hander C.J. Wilson on Saturday afternoon could become the first starting pitchers in 39 years to lose consecutive games for his team.

The Los Angeles Angels will start Wilson for the second consecutive game against the Rangers. Wilson, a former Ranger, did not return after a rain delay of 1:56 during the first inning of Friday's game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

He allowed four runs, retired only one hitter and took the loss as the Rangers extended their lead over the last-place Angels to eight games with a 10-3 victory.

Wilson threw only 22 pitches in the abbreviated start. With the Angels' permission, Wilson left the clubhouse during the game to get a full night of rest before his second try against the Rangers.

``He was feeling good,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said in explaining the decision. ``He didn't throw that many pitches, and he always bounces back well.''