Boston to visit Texas Thursday
Arlington, Texas; Thursday, 2 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Brian Johnson (1-3, 6.05 ERA) Rangers: Mike Minor (13-10, 3.52 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: Texas and Boston will face off on Thursday.
The Rangers are 42-35 in home games. Texas is averaging 4.7 RBIs per game this season. Rougned Odor leads the team with 85 total runs batted in.
The Red Sox have gone 46-34 away from home. Boston has a collective on-base percentage of .336, good for third in the American League. Mookie Betts leads the club with a mark of .385. The Red Sox won the last meeting 10-3. Rick Porcello earned his 14th victory and Mitch Moreland went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs for Boston. Kolby Allard took his second loss for Texas.
TOP PERFORMERS: Odor leads the Rangers with 28 home runs and is slugging .428. Elvis Andrus is 11-for-39 with a double, two home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Texas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 1-9, .240 batting average, 7.74 ERA, outscored by 37 runs
Red Sox: 5-5, .249 batting average, 4.98 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs
Rangers Injuries: Shawn Kelley: (undisclosed), Nate Jones: (forearm), Taylor Hearn: (elbow), Jesse Chavez: (elbow), Brock Burke: (shoulder), Jesse Biddle: (shoulder), Hunter Pence: (back), Nomar Mazara: (thumb), Joey Gallo: (wrist), Willie Calhoun: (arm), Logan Forsythe: (intercostal), Jeff Mathis: (back).
Red Sox Injuries: Steven Wright: (toe), Chris Sale: (elbow), David Price: (wrist), Mookie Betts: (foot), Dustin Pedroia: (knee), Steve Pearce: (back), Michael Chavis: (shoulder), Christian Vazquez: (leg).