Oakland Athletics (29-58, fifth in AL West) vs Texas Rangers (39-44, third in AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Monday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
Pitching Prospects: Athletics: Adrian Martinez (2-1, 6.00 ERA, 1.40 whips, 11 strikeouts); Rangers: Spencer Howard (0-1, 10.97 ERA, 1.88 whips, 14 strikeouts)
Fanduel Sportsbook Line: Rangers-172, Athletics +146; over/under 9 runs
Bottom line: The Texas Rangers began their three-match series at home against the Oakland Athletics on Monday.
Texas has a 39–44 record overall and a 19–21 record in home games. The Rangers have the sixth-ranked team slugging percentage in the AL at .400.
Oakland is 18-26 in road games and 29-58 overall. The Athletics have a 9–44 record in games when they have allowed home runs.
The teams will meet on Monday for the eighth time this season. Rangers lead 5-2 in the season series.
Top Performer: Corey Seeger leads Rangers with 19 home runs while slugging .456. Marcus Semin is 12-for-42 with two doubles, one triple, three home runs and seven RBIs in the last 10 matches.
Shaun Murphy is second in athletics with a .229 batting average, and has 19 doubles, one triple, nine home runs, 21 walks and 34 RBIs. Ramon Loreno is 8-for-35 in the last 10 games with four home runs and six RBIs.
Last 10 games: Rangers: 3-7, .243 batting average, 4.29 ERA, outscored by two runs
Athletics: 4-6, .193 batting average, 3.52 ERA, outscore by six runs
Injuries: Rangers: Eli White: 60-Day IL (Wrist), Jonathan Hernandez: 60-Day IL (Elbow)
Athletics: Frankie Montas: Day-Day (Shoulder), Jade Lowry: 10-Day IL (Shoulder), Jonah Bride: 10-Day IL (Shoulder), Danny Jimenez: 15-Day IL (Shoulder), Dolton Jefferies: 60- DAY IL (arm), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (Elbow)
The Associated Press produced this story using technology provided by DataScrew and data from Sportradar.