Rangers take 3-game slide into matchup with Astros
Houston; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Texas enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.
The Astros are 47-18 against the rest of their division. Houston’s team on-base percentage of .352 leads the American League. Alex Bregman leads the club with an OBP of .418.
The Rangers are 32-39 against AL West Division opponents. Texas hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .317 this season, led by Shin-Soo Choo with a mark of .366.
TOP PERFORMERS: Bregman leads the Astros with 73 extra base hits and is batting .295. Yordan Alvarez is 12-for-34 with four doubles, three home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for Houston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 7-3, .313 batting average, 3.90 ERA, outscored opponents by 39 runs
Rangers: 6-4, .275 batting average, 5.58 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
Rangers Injuries: Nate Jones: (forearm), Taylor Hearn: (elbow), Jesse Chavez: (elbow), Jesse Biddle: (shoulder), Hunter Pence: (back), Joey Gallo: (wrist), Logan Forsythe: (intercostal), Jeff Mathis: (back).