Allard expected to start as Rangers host the Red Sox
Arlington, Texas; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Texas and Boston will square off on Wednesday.
The Rangers are 42-34 on their home turf. Texas has slugged .430 this season. Danny Santana leads the team with a .530 slugging percentage, including 54 extra-base hits and 26 home runs.
The Red Sox have gone 45-34 away from home. Boston has slugged .466, good for fourth in in the MLB. J.D. Martinez leads the team with a .556 slugging percentage, including 70 extra-base hits and 35 home runs. The Red Sox won the last meeting 12-10. Eduardo Rodriguez earned his 19th victory and Martinez went 2-for-5 with three RBIs for Boston. Ariel Jurado registered his 11th loss for Texas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 2-8, .250 batting average, 7.22 ERA, outscored by 28 runs
Red Sox: 5-5, .238 batting average, 4.79 ERA, outscored by four runs
Rangers Injuries: Shawn Kelley: (undisclosed), Nate Jones: (forearm), Taylor Hearn: (elbow), Jesse Chavez: (elbow), Jesse Biddle: (shoulder), Hunter Pence: (back), Nomar Mazara: (thumb), Joey Gallo: (wrist), Logan Forsythe: (intercostal), Jeff Mathis: (back).