Rangers host the Cubs for the season opener

Chicago Cubs vs. Texas Rangers

Arlington, Texas; Thursday, 7:35 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Justin Steele (0-0); Rangers: Nathan Eovaldi (0-0)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Rangers -116, Cubs -104; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Texas Rangers host the Chicago Cubs in the season opener.

Texas had a 90-72 record overall and a 50-31 record at home last season. The Rangers pitching staff averaged 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings while giving up 4.4 runs per game in the 2023 season.

Chicago had an 83-79 record overall and a 38-43 record in road games last season. The Cubs pitching staff had a collective 4.09 ERA while averaging 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings in the 2023 season.

INJURIES: Rangers: Jacob deGrom: 60-Day IL (elbow), Carson Coleman: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Cubs: None listed.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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