Pitching Prospects: Red Sox: Rich Hill (0-0); Rangers: Glenn Otto (1-0, 3.14 ERA, .98 WHIP, 12 strikeouts)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Rangers-115, Red Sox-105; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
Bottom line: The Boston Red Sox meet the Texas Rangers with a 1-0 series lead.
Texas is 6-11 at home and 13-18 on aggregate. Rangers are 5-3 in a game when they score two or more home runs.
Boston is 4-9 in home games and 12-20 on aggregate. The Red Sox lead 2-1 in games when they scored at least two home runs.
Saturday’s game is the second time these teams will clash this season.
Top Performer: Corey Seeger has a double and seven home runs, hitting .231 for Rangers. Brad Miller is 7-for-23 with three home runs in the last 10 matches.
Alex Verdugo has five doubles, three home runs and 15 RBIs for the Red Sox. Rafael Devers is 14-for-41 in the last 10 matches with three doubles and two home runs.
Last 10 games: Rangers: 6-4, .210 batting average, 2.63 ERA, outscore by one run
Red Sox: 3-7, .245 batting average, 4.50 ERA, nine runs outscore
Injuries: Rangers: Mitch Garver: 10-Day IL (flexor strain), John Grey: Day-Day (Knee), Albert Abreu: 15-Day IL (Ankle), Jose Leclerc: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Jonathan Hernandez : 60-day IL (elbow)
Red Sox: Alex Verdugo: Days-Day (legs), Josh Taylor: 60-days IL (back), Michael Wacha: 15-days IL (intercoastal), Rich Hill: 10-days IL (Covid-19), Chris Sells : 60-day IL (rib), James Paxton: 60-day IL (elbow)