Red Sox play the Rangers with 1-0 series lead
Boston Red Sox (12-20, fifth in the AL East) vs. Texas Rangers (13-18, fourth in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Saturday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: 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 overall. The Rangers are 5-3 in games when they hit two or more home runs.
Boston is 4-9 in home games and 12-20 overall. The Red Sox are 2-1 in games when they hit at least two home runs.
Saturday’s game is the second time these teams meet this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Corey Seager has a double and seven home runs while hitting .231 for the Rangers. Brad Miller is 7-for-23 with three home runs over the last 10 games.
Alex Verdugo has five doubles, three home runs and 15 RBI for the Red Sox. Rafael Devers is 14-for-41 with three doubles and two home runs over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 6-4, .210 batting average, 2.63 ERA, outscored by one run
Red Sox: 3-7, .245 batting average, 4.50 ERA, outscored by nine runs
INJURIES: Rangers: Mitch Garver: 10-Day IL (flexor strain), Jon Gray: day-to-day (knee), Albert Abreu: 15-Day IL (ankle), Jose Leclerc: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Red Sox: Alex Verdugo: day-to-day (foot), Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (back), Michael Wacha: 15-Day IL (intercostal), Rich Hill: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Chris Sale: 60-Day IL (rib), James Paxton: 60-Day IL (elbow)