Lynn scheduled to start for Texas against Kansas City
Arlington, Texas; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Homer Bailey (4-5, 5.79 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 49 strikeouts) Rangers: Lance Lynn (6-4, 4.66 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 70 strikeouts)
LINE: Rangers favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas City Royals visit Globe Life Park in Arlington to face the Texas Rangers.
The Rangers are 18-9 on their home turf. The Texas pitching staff owns a team ERA of 5.06, Mike Minor leads the staff with a mark of 2.74.
The Royals are 8-21 on the road. The Kansas City pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 5.21. Brad Keller leads the team with a 4.56 earned run average. The Rangers won the last meeting 6-2. Ariel Jurado secured his second victory and Joey Gallo went 1-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs for Texas. Danny Duffy took his second loss for Kansas City.
TOP PERFORMERS: Shin-Soo Choo leads the Rangers with 59 hits and is batting .298. Hunter Pence is 12-for-42 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Texas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 6-4, .228 batting average, 4.00 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs
Royals: 3-7, .254 batting average, 5.32 ERA, outscored by 10 runs
Rangers Injuries: Edinson Volquez: 60-day IL (elbow), Yohander Mendez: 60-day IL (elbow), Taylor Hearn: 10-day IL (elbow), Luke Farrell: 60-day IL (jaw), Scott Heineman: 60-day IL (shoulder), Willie Calhoun: 10-day IL (quad).