Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics meet in game 2 of series
Texas Rangers (20-23, third in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (19-28, fourth in the AL West)
Oakland, California; Friday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Jon Gray (1-2, 5.14 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 27 strikeouts); Athletics: Cole Irvin (2-2, 3.21 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 22 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rangers -137, Athletics +116; over/under is 7 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Texas Rangers face the Oakland Athletics with a 1-0 series lead.
Oakland has a 19-28 record overall and a 6-16 record in home games. The Athletics have a 13-8 record in games when they did not allow a home run.
Texas has a 10-11 record in road games and a 20-23 record overall. The Rangers are 1-6 in games decided by one run.
Friday’s game is the fifth time these teams meet this season. The Rangers hold a 3-1 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Seth Brown ranks second on the Athletics with 15 extra base hits (eight doubles, two triples and five home runs). Elvis Andrus is 9-for-30 with three doubles, two home runs and four RBI over the past 10 games.
Corey Seager has eight home runs, 16 walks and 20 RBI while hitting .232 for the Rangers. Kole Calhoun is 13-for-35 with two doubles, four home runs and seven RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 4-6, .249 batting average, 4.86 ERA, outscored by 12 runs
Rangers: 6-4, .245 batting average, 3.41 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs
INJURIES: Athletics: Daulton Jefferies: 15-Day IL (right arm), Stephen Piscotty: 10-Day IL (calf), Stephen Vogt: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow), Skye Bolt: 10-Day IL (oblique)
Rangers: Jose Leclerc: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: 60-Day IL (elbow)