White Sox host the Rangers to begin 3-game series
Texas Rangers (26-30, third in the AL West) vs. Chicago White Sox (26-29, third in the AL Central)
Chicago; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Glenn Otto (4-2, 4.24 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 33 strikeouts); White Sox: Davis Martin (0-2, 4.35 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, eight strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: White Sox -126, Rangers +106; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago White Sox host the Texas Rangers on Friday to start a three-game series.
Chicago has a 12-15 record at home and a 26-29 record overall. The White Sox are 20-6 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.
Texas is 26-30 overall and 13-14 on the road. The Rangers have hit 70 total home runs to rank fourth in the AL.
The teams meet Friday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Luis Robert has five doubles, six home runs and 20 RBI while hitting .281 for the White Sox. Jose Abreu is 12-for-38 with two home runs over the last 10 games.
Adolis Garcia has 10 doubles, two triples and 10 home runs for the Rangers. Marcus Semien is 14-for-42 with a double and five home runs over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 4-6, .259 batting average, 3.74 ERA, outscored by 11 runs
Rangers: 4-6, .239 batting average, 3.16 ERA, outscored by one run
INJURIES: White Sox: Jake Burger: day-to-day (leg), Vince Velasquez: 15-Day IL (groin), Tim Anderson: 10-Day IL (groin), Joe Kelly: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Lance Lynn: 60-Day IL (knee), Garrett Crochet: 60-Day IL (elbow), Eloy Jimenez: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Yermin Mercedes: 10-Day IL (hand), Jonathan Stiever: 60-Day IL (lat)
Rangers: Brett Martin: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Josh Smith: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Brad Miller: 10-Day IL (hip), Jose Leclerc: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: 60-Day IL (elbow)