Springer takes 12-game hit streak into matchup with Rangers
Houston Astros (29-30, second in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (21-38, fifth in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Sunday, 3:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Houston: Chase De Jong (0-0, 14.73 ERA) Texas: Jordan Lyles (1-6, 7.08 ERA)
LINE: Astros favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Houston's Springer puts 12-game hit streak on the line against Rangers.
The Rangers are 15-24 against opponents from the AL West. Texas' team on-base percentage of .281 is last in the American League. Isiah Kiner-Falefa leads the lineup with an OBP of .333.
The Astros are 19-20 against the rest of their division. Houston has slugged .406 this season. George Springer leads the team with a .543 slugging percentage, including 22 extra-base hits and 14 home runs.
TOP PERFORMERS: Joey Gallo leads the Rangers with 18 extra base hits and is slugging .381.
Kyle Tucker leads the Astros with 56 hits and is batting .271.
INJURIES: Rangers: Edinson Volquez: (oblique), Joely Rodriguez: (left hamstring), Joe Palumbo: (ulcer), Jose Leclerc: (right shoulder), Corey Kluber: (right shoulder), Brock Burke: (shoulder), Danny Santana: (elbow), Shin-Soo Choo: (right hand), Elvis Andrus: (back), Jose Trevino: (left wrist).
Astros: Justin Verlander: (forearm), Austin Pruitt: (elbow), Brad Peacock: (shoulder), Roberto Osuna: (right elbow), Chris Devenski: (elbow), Rogelio Armenteros: (undisclosed), Yordan Alvarez: (knee).
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