Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers

 | 18-21
  • Batting Avg
    .240 AVG
  • Runs
    164 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    4.17 ERA
  • WHIP
    1.31 WHIP
  • The Canadian Press

    Struggling Rangers look to break 3-game losing streak against Astros

    Texas Rangers (18-21, fourth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (21-17, second in the AL West) Houston; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Wes Benjamin (0-1, 0.00 ERA) Astros: Zack Greinke (2-1, 4.23 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 35 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -228, Rangers +194; over/under is 8 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: Texas enters the game as losers of their last three games. The Astros are 16-8 against opponents from the AL West. Houston has slugged .433, good for second in the American League. Yordan Alvarez leads the club with a .618 slugging percentage, including 18 extra-base hits and seven home runs. The Rangers are 5-5 against AL West Division opponents. Texas has hit 48 home runs this season, fourth in the majors. Adolis Garcia leads the club with nine, averaging one every 12.3 at-bats. The Astros won the last meeting 4-3. Brooks Raley notched his first victory and Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs for Houston. Brett Martin registered his first loss for Texas. TOP PERFORMERS: Alvarez ranks second on the Astros with 18 extra base hits and is slugging .618. Nate Lowe leads the Rangers with 13 extra base hits and is batting .283. LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 6-4, .290 batting average, 3.90 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs Rangers: 5-5, .249 batting average, 3.38 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs INJURIES: Astros: Justin Verlander: (elbow), Framber Valdez: (finger), Jose Urquidy: (shoulder), Blake Taylor: (ankle), Austin Pruitt: (elbow), Enoli Paredes: (right side), Jake Odorizzi: (right pronator muscle), Josh James: (hip), Pedro Baez: (right shoulder), Yuli Gurriel: (illness). Rangers: Jose Leclerc: (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: (elbow), Kyle Cody: (right shoulder), Matt Bush: (elbow), Kohei Arihara: (finger), Brock Holt: (hamstring), Ronald Guzman: (knee), Sam Huff: (hamstring). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press

  • MLB.com

    Rangers vs. Astros Highlights

    Astros race away with 4-3 win on wild pitch in 11th

  • Straw scores on wild pitch in 11th, Astros beat Rangers 4-3
    The Canadian Press

    Straw scores on wild pitch in 11th, Astros beat Rangers 4-3

    HOUSTON (AP) — Myles Straw scored on a wild pitch in the 11th inning to give the Houston Astros a 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night. After the Rangers loaded the bases with an intentional walk to Alex Bregman that brought up Chas McCormick, reliever Brett Martin (0-1) uncorked a 1-2 pitch that bounced away, and Straw raced home from third. Brooks Raley (1-2) stranded runners at the corners in the top of the inning to earn the win. José Altuve gave the Astros a 3-2 lead in the second with a three-run double down the left-field line. Willie Calhoun went deep on the first pitch from Houston starter Cristian Javier for his first career leadoff homer. Texas upped the lead to 2-0 on a sacrifice fly by Jose Trevino in the second. Joey Gallo tied it at 3 with an RBI groundout in the third. Javier allowed three runs and four hits with six strikeouts in seven innings. The right-hander retired 13 straight during one stretch. Rangers starter Mike Foltynewicz permitted three runs and eight hits with three strikeouts and three walks in five innings. Houston finished 2 for 18 with runners in scoring position, while the Rangers went 0 for 11. TRAINER’S ROOM Astros: 1B Yuli Gurriel was out of the lineup but feeling better, manager Dusty Baker said. Gurriel left Wednesday’s game due to illness. “He’s going through the health and safety protocols, but he’s been cleared to work out today and see how he feels,” Baker said, adding he did not think it was COVID-19 related and that Gurriel had received his vaccination shots. … RHP José Urquidy had an MRI after exiting Wednesday’s game in the fourth inning with posterior shoulder discomfort. … LHP Framber Valdez (left index finger fracture) will throw a bullpen Friday at Minute Maid Park before possibly heading out on a rehab assignment, Baker said. UP NEXT Rangers: LHP Wes Benjamin (0-1, 4.76 ERA) is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Friday to make his first start of the season. Benjamin has appeared in three games for the Rangers out of the bullpen this season, allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings before being optioned on April 17. Astros: RHP Zack Greinke (2-1, 4.23) will look to rebound after his third straight four-inning outing on Sunday against the Blue Jays. Greinke was tagged for four runs and nine hits by Toronto. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press