Cleveland to visit Texas Tuesday
Arlington, Texas; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
The Rangers are 25-12 on their home turf. Texas is hitting a collective batting average of .255 this season, led by Elvis Andrus with an average of .302.
The Indians are 17-17 on the road. The Cleveland pitching staff has a combined team ERA of 3.96, Shane Bieber paces the staff with a mark of 3.92. The Rangers won the last meeting 7-2. Lance Lynn earned his eighth victory and Danny Santana went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Texas. Mike Clevinger took his first loss for Cleveland.
TOP PERFORMERS: Shin-Soo Choo leads the Rangers with 32 extra base hits and is batting .285. Santana is 13-for-33 with two doubles, two triples, a home run and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Texas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 6-4, .235 batting average, 4.65 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs
Indians: 6-4, .257 batting average, 3.76 ERA, outscored opponents by 15 runs
Rangers Injuries: Edinson Volquez: 60-day IL (elbow), 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: day-to-day (right groin tightness), Nomar Mazara: day-to-day (hamstring tightness), 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).