Rangers host the Athletics in division play
Arlington, Texas; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: AL West rivals Texas and Oakland will play on Friday.
The Rangers are 32-36 against opponents from the AL West. The Texas offense has compiled a .248 batting average as a team this season, Danny Santana leads the team with a mark of .284.
The Athletics are 36-28 against opponents from the AL West. The Oakland pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.07. Mike Fiers leads the team with a 3.92 earned run average.
Matt Olson leads the Athletics with 32 home runs home runs and is slugging .557. Marcus Semien is 18-for-41 with five doubles, two triples, three home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Oakland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 7-3, .274 batting average, 4.30 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs
Athletics: 8-2, .266 batting average, 4.25 ERA, outscored opponents by 23 runs