Texas Rangers (17-31, fifth within the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (24-24, second within the AL West)
Houston; Wednesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Texas: Kyle Gibson (1-5, 6.15 ERA) Houston: Lance McCullers Jr. (3-2, 5.79 ERA)
LINE: Astros favored by 1 half runs; over/underneath is 9 half runs
BOTTOM LINE: Houston heads into the matchup recent off a robust displaying by Jose Urquidy. Urquidy pitched seven innings, giving up one run on three hits with seven strikeouts in opposition to Texas.
The Astros are 16-15 in opposition to opponents from the AL West. Houston’s lineup has 55 house runs this season, George Springer leads them with 10 homers.
The Rangers have gone 11-19 in opposition to division opponents. Texas ranks final within the American League in hitting with a .216 batting common. Isiah Kiner-Falefa leads the membership with a mean of .319.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Tucker leads the Astros with 23 further base hits and is slugging .521.
Kiner-Falefa leads the Rangers with 53 hits and has seven RBIs.
INJURIES: Astros: Justin Verlander: (forearm), Blake Taylor: (elbow), Austin Pruitt: (elbow), Roberto Osuna: (proper elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: (neck), Chris Devenski: (elbow), Rogelio Armenteros: (undisclosed), Yordan Alvarez: (knee), Aledmys Diaz: (quad), Carlos Correa: (leg).
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