Texas Rangers (8-9, second in the AL West) vs. Colorado Rockies (12-6, first in the AL West)Denver; Friday, 8:40 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Lance Lynn (2-0, 1.16 ERA, .94 WHIP, 30 strikeouts) Rockies: Ryan Castellani (0-0, .00 ERA, .25 WHIP, 3 strikeouts)LINE: Rangers favoured by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 11 1/2 runsBOTTOM LINE: The Texas Rangers visit the Colorado Rockies on Friday.The Rockies went 43-38 in home games in 2019. Colorado hit .265 as a team with 3.6 extra base hits per game and 41 total triples last year.The Rangers finished 33-48 in road games in 2019. Texas pitchers struck out 8.5 hitters per game last year with a staff ERA of 5.06.The teams meet for the third time this year. Colorado leads the season series 2-1.INJURIES: Rockies: Scott Oberg: (blood clots), Peter Lambert: (elbow), Chi Chi Gonzalez: (bicep), Wade Davis: (right shoulder), Chris Owings: (left hamstring).Rangers: Edinson Volquez: (oblique), Joe Palumbo: (ulcer), Jose Leclerc: (right shoulder), Corey Kluber: (right shoulder), Nick Goody: (back spasms), Brock Burke: (shoulder), Danny Santana: (forearm).___The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.The Associated Press
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