Athletics host the Rangers on 4-game home skid

Texas Rangers (22-23, third in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (19-30, fifth in the AL West)

Oakland, California; Sunday, 4:07 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Dane Dunning (1-3, 4.32 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 51 strikeouts); Athletics: James Kaprielian (0-2, 5.48 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 19 strikeouts)

LINE: Rangers -118, Athletics -101; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Oakland Athletics aim to stop their four-game home slide with a victory against the Texas Rangers.

Oakland has gone 6-18 at home and 19-30 overall. The Athletics have gone 11-7 in games when they record at least eight hits.

Texas has a 12-11 record in road games and a 22-23 record overall. Rangers pitchers have a collective 3.90 ERA, which ranks ninth in the AL.

The matchup Sunday is the seventh meeting between these teams this season. The Rangers hold a 5-1 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Seth Brown has five home runs, 12 walks and 23 RBI while hitting .206 for the Athletics. Chad Pinder is 9-for-33 with three doubles, two home runs and three RBI over the past 10 games.

Kole Calhoun ranks second on the Rangers with a .274 batting average, and has five doubles, a triple, seven home runs, eight walks and 17 RBI. Marcus Semien is 13-for-41 with a home run and eight RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 3-7, .246 batting average, 6.21 ERA, outscored by 23 runs

Rangers: 6-4, .268 batting average, 3.31 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 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)


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