Monday, June 5, 2023

Rangers host Rays on 6-game home win streak

Tampa Bay Rays (28-21, third in AL East) vs Texas Rangers (24-24, third in AL West)

Arlington, Texas; Wednesday, 8:05 p.m. EDT

Pitching Prospects: Rays: Jeffrey Springs (2-2, 1.62 ERA, .81 whip, 33 strikeouts); Rangers: John Gray (1-2, 5.56 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 32 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Rays-128, Rangers +108; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

Bottom line: The Texas Rangers host the Tampa Bay Rays, who are looking to continue their six-game home winning streak.

Texas has a 12-12 record in home games and a 24-24 record overall. Rangers lead 1-7 in games decided by one run.

11-10 at Tampa Bay Road Games and 28-21 on aggregate. Ray hitters have a collective .376 slugging percentage that ranks 10th in the AL.

Wednesday’s game is the third time these teams have met this season.

Top Performer: Corey Seeger has five doubles and 11 home runs for Rangers. Cole Calhoun is 13-for-40 with three doubles and one home run in the last 10 games.

Yandy Diaz has three doubles and three home runs, hitting .255 for the Rays. Ji-Man Choi is 7-for-25 with two doubles and two home runs in the last 10 matches.

Last 10 games: Rangers: 6-4, .280 batting average, 3.24 ERA, bowled out opponents by 18 runs

Rays: 5-5, .204 batting average, 3.13 ERA, outscore by one run

Injuries: Rangers: Brad Miller: 10-day IL (hip), Jose Leclerc: 60-day IL (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: 60-day IL (elbow)

Rays: Vander Franco: 10-day IL (quadricep), Andrew Kittredge: 15-day IL (back), JT Chargois: 60-day IL (oblique), Chris Mazza: 60-day IL (back), Brandon Lowe: 10 -Day IL (back), Shane Baz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Luis Patino: 60-Day IL (oblique), Brendan McKay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Pete Fairbanks: 60-Day IL (latitude) , Tyler Glasnow: 60-day IL (elbow), Nick Anderson: 60-day IL (elbow), Vagina Chirrinos: 60-day IL (elbow)

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