Rangers meet the Cubs with 1-0 series lead

Updated Mar. 30, 2024 4:01 a.m. ET

Chicago Cubs (0-1) vs. Texas Rangers (1-0)

Arlington, Texas; Saturday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (0-0); Rangers: Cody Bradford (0-0)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Rangers -125, Cubs +106; over/under is 9 runs


BOTTOM LINE: The Texas Rangers host the Chicago Cubs, leading the series 1-0.

Texas went 90-72 overall and 50-31 in home games a season ago. The Rangers scored 5.4 runs per game in the 2023 season while allowing 4.4.

Chicago went 83-79 overall and 38-43 in road games last season. The Cubs pitching staff had a collective 4.09 ERA while averaging 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings in the 2023 season.

INJURIES: Rangers: Max Scherzer: 15-Day IL (back), Tyler Mahle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: 15-Day IL (lat), Nate Lowe: 10-Day IL (oblique), Michael Lorenzen: 15-Day IL (neck), Jacob deGrom: 60-Day IL (elbow), Carson Coleman: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Cubs: Justin Steele: day-to-day (hamstring), Jameson Taillon: 15-Day IL (back), Caleb Kilian: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Patrick Wisdom: 10-Day IL (back)


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