Cleveland Indians to visit the Texas Rangers
Arlington, Texas; Thursday, 2 p.m. EDT
LINE: Indians favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
The Rangers are 25-14 on their home turf. Texas is slugging .444 as a unit. Willie Calhoun leads the club with a .629 slugging percentage.
The Indians are 19-17 in road games. The Cleveland pitching staff has a combined team ERA of 3.94, Shane Bieber paces the staff with a mark of 3.92. The Indians won the last meeting 10-4. Oliver Perez earned his second victory and Jason Kipnis went 2-for-2 with two home runs and four RBIs for Cleveland. Joe Palumbo took his first loss for Texas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 5-5, .223 batting average, 5.26 ERA, outscored by six runs
Indians: 7-3, .288 batting average, 3.66 ERA, outscored opponents by 26 runs
Rangers Injuries: Edinson Volquez: 60-day IL (elbow), Jeffrey Springs: 10-day IL (biceps), Yohander Mendez: 60-day IL (elbow), Taylor Hearn: 60-day IL (elbow), Luke Farrell: 60-day IL (jaw), Kyle Dowdy: 10-day IL (elbow), Hunter Pence: 10-day IL (groin), Scott Heineman: 60-day IL (shoulder), Joey Gallo: 10-day IL (oblique), Isiah Kiner-Falefa: 10-day IL (finger).
Indians Injuries: Danny Salazar: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jefry Rodriguez: 10-day IL (shoulder), Dan Otero: 10-day IL (shoulder), Corey Kluber: 60-day IL (arm), Carlos Carrasco: 10-day IL (undisclosed), Bradley Zimmer: 60-day IL (shoulder).