Phillies take on the Rangers in first of 2-game series
Texas Rangers (8-14, fifth in the AL West) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (11-12, third in the NL East)
Philadelphia; Tuesday, 6:45 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Jon Gray (0-0); Phillies: Ranger Suarez (2-0, 4.42 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, 12 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Phillies -160, Rangers +139; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Phillies host the Texas Rangers to start a two-game series.
Philadelphia is 11-12 overall and 8-5 at home. Phillies hitters have a collective .408 slugging percentage to rank third in MLB.
Texas has a 4-9 record at home and an 8-14 record overall. The Rangers have a 0-3 record in games decided by one run.
Tuesday’s game is the first time these teams match up this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Bryce Harper has seven doubles, a triple and four home runs for the Phillies. Odubel Herrera is 7-for-22 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs and six RBI over the past 10 games.
Adolis Garcia has four doubles, a triple and four home runs for the Rangers. Corey Seager is 10-for-39 with three home runs and four RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Phillies: 6-4, .226 batting average, 2.86 ERA, outscored opponents by 18 runs
Rangers: 5-5, .205 batting average, 2.53 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs
INJURIES: Phillies: Ryan Sherriff: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Sam Coonrod: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Mickey Moniak: 10-Day IL (hand), Rafael Marchan: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Kent Emanuel: 60-Day IL (elbow), JoJo Romero: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Rangers: Spencer Patton: 10-Day IL (oblique), Jon Gray: 10-Day IL (knee), Jose Leclerc: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: 60-Day IL (elbow)