Rangers open 3-game series at home against Boston
By The Associated Press
Boston Red Sox (81-75, third in the AL East) vs. Texas Rangers (75-81, third in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Eduardo Rodriguez (18-6, 3.53 ERA) Rangers: Edinson Volquez (0-1, 5.02 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: Texas hosts Boston to begin a three game series.
The Rangers are 42-33 on their home turf. Texas's lineup has 215 home runs this season, Rougned Odor leads the club with 27 homers.
The Red Sox are 44-34 on the road. Boston has slugged .466, good for fourth in in the MLB. J.D. Martinez leads the club with a .558 slugging percentage, including 70 extra-base hits and 35 home runs.
TOP PERFORMERS: Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 156 hits and has 70 RBIs. Danny Santana is 9-for-31 with a double, two home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Texas.
Martinez leads the Red Sox with 35 home runs and is batting .301. Christian Vazquez is 10-for-28 with two doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 3-7, .237 batting average, 7.43 ERA, outscored by 25 runs
Red Sox: 5-5, .234 batting average, 4.15 ERA, outscored by three runs
Rangers Injuries: Nate Jones: (forearm), Taylor Hearn: (elbow), Jesse Chavez: (elbow), Jesse Biddle: (shoulder), Hunter Pence: (back), Joey Gallo: (wrist), Logan Forsythe: (intercostal), Jeff Mathis: (back).
Red Sox Injuries: Steven Wright: (toe), Chris Sale: (elbow), David Price: (wrist), Andrew Benintendi: (thumb), Dustin Pedroia: (knee), Steve Pearce: (back), Michael Chavis: (shoulder).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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