Rangers host the Rays to start 4-game series

May 30, 2022 GMT

Tampa Bay Rays (28-19, second in the AL East) vs. Texas Rangers (22-24, third in the AL West)

Arlington, Texas; Monday, 8:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Drew Rasmussen (5-1, 2.68 ERA, .99 WHIP, 41 strikeouts); Rangers: Glenn Otto (2-2, 4.91 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 25 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -135, Rangers +116; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Texas Rangers begin a four-game series at home against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.

Texas has gone 10-12 at home and 22-24 overall. The Rangers have a 13-3 record in games when they scored at least five runs.

Tampa Bay has gone 11-8 in road games and 28-19 overall. The Rays have a 17-2 record in games when they scored five or more runs.

The matchup Monday is the first meeting of the season between the two clubs.

TOP PERFORMERS: Corey Seager has 10 home runs, 17 walks and 23 RBI while hitting .237 for the Rangers. Kole Calhoun is 13-for-40 with two doubles, two home runs and four RBI over the past 10 games.

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Wander Franco has 11 doubles, two triples and four home runs for the Rays. Randy Arozarena is 12-for-35 with two doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 5-5, .256 batting average, 3.39 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs

Rays: 6-4, .219 batting average, 2.20 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs

INJURIES: Rangers: Brad Miller: day-to-day (hip), Jose Leclerc: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Rays: Andrew Kittredge: 15-Day IL (back), JT Chargois: 60-Day IL (oblique), Chris Mazza: 60-Day IL (back), Brandon Lowe: 10-Day IL (back), Shane Baz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Luis Patino: 60-Day IL (oblique), Brendan McKay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Pete Fairbanks: 60-Day IL (lat), Tyler Glasnow: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Anderson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.