Los Angeles takes 3-game losing streak into matchup with Texas
By The Associated Press
Los Angeles Angels (42-43, fourth in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (46-38, second in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Jose Suarez (2-1, 5.57 ERA) Rangers: Mike Minor (8-4, 2.40 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.
The Rangers are 19-20 against teams from the AL West. The Texas offense has compiled a .254 batting average as a team this season, Elvis Andrus leads the team with a mark of .309.
The Angels are 15-24 against the rest of their division. Los Angeles has hit 121 home runs as a team this season. Mike Trout leads the team with 22, averaging one every 12.7 at-bats.
TOP PERFORMERS: Shin-Soo Choo leads the Rangers with 34 extra base hits and is slugging .481. Danny Santana is 6-for-26 with a double, three home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Texas.
Tommy La Stella leads the Angels with 85 hits and has 44 RBIs. Luis Rengifo is 10-for-34 with a double, two home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 7-3, .255 batting average, 2.83 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs
Angels: 4-6, .259 batting average, 4.09 ERA, outscored by 11 runs
Rangers Injuries: Edinson Volquez: 60-day IL (elbow), Jeffrey Springs: 60-day IL (biceps), Yohander Mendez: 60-day IL (elbow), Taylor Hearn: 60-day IL (elbow), Luke Farrell: 60-day IL (jaw), Kyle Dowdy: 10-day IL (elbow), Hunter Pence: 10-day IL (groin), Scott Heineman: 60-day IL (shoulder), Rougned Odor: day-to-day (left hamstring tightness), Asdrubal Cabrera: day-to-day (back stiffness), Isiah Kiner-Falefa: 10-day IL (finger).
Angels Injuries: JC Ramirez: 60-day IL (elbow), Keynan Middleton: 60-day IL (elbow), Matt Harvey: 10-day IL (back), Cam Bedrosian: day-to-day (head/face), Zack Cozart: 10-day IL (shoulder), Kevan Smith: 10-day IL (hand).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.
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