Chapman and the Athletics play division foe Texas
Oakland, California; Wednesday, 3 p.m. EDT
LINE: Athletics favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Oakland will host Texas in a meeting of division foes.
The Athletics are 7-8 against AL West teams. Oakland has a collective on-base percentage of .318, good for fourth in the American League. Matt Chapman leads the lineup with a mark of .417.
The Rangers are 2-6 on the road. The Texas pitching staff has a combined team ERA of 5.62, Lance Lynn paces the staff with a mark of 6.51. The Athletics won the last meeting 11-5. Frankie Montas earned his fourth victory and Ramon Laureano went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for Oakland. Lynn registered his second loss for Texas.
TOP PERFORMERS: Khris Davis leads the Athletics with 10 home runs and is batting .242. Chapman is 9-for-26 with a double, three home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Oakland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 5-5, .247 batting average, 5.36 ERA, outscored by six runs
Rangers: 6-4, .273 batting average, 6.24 ERA
Athletics Injuries: Lou Trivino: day-to-day (thumb), Sean Manaea: 60-day IL (shoulder), Daniel Gossett: 60-day IL (elbow), Marco Estrada: 10-day IL (lumbar strain), Jharel Cotton: 60-day IL (elbow), Brett Anderson: day-to-day (left ankle sprain), Nick Martini: 10-day IL (knee), Matt Olson: 10-day IL (hand), Chris Herrmann: 60-day IL (knee).
Rangers Injuries: Edinson Volquez: 60-day IL (elbow), Drew Smyly: 10-day IL (left arm), Yohander Mendez: 60-day IL (elbow), Luke Farrell: 60-day IL (jaw), Scott Heineman: 60-day IL (shoulder), Rougned Odor: 10-day IL (knee), Ronald Guzman: 10-day IL (hamstring).