Despaigne, White Sox to take on Lynn, Rangers on Saturday
Arlington, Texas; Saturday, 9 p.m. EDT
The Rangers are 26-15 on their home turf. Texas' team on-base percentage of .330 is eighth in the league. Shin-Soo Choo leads the lineup with an OBP of .386.
The White Sox are 16-20 on the road. Chicago hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .312 this season, led by James McCann with a mark of .382. The White Sox won the last meeting 5-4. Kelvin Herrera recorded his third victory and Zack Collins went 1-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs for Chicago. Shawn Kelley registered his second loss for Texas.
TOP PERFORMERS: Choo leads the Rangers with 33 extra base hits and is batting .287. Elvis Andrus is 10-for-37 with three doubles, a triple, a home run and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Texas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 4-6, .225 batting average, 5.22 ERA, outscored by 10 runs
White Sox: 6-4, .272 batting average, 5.40 ERA, outscored by nine 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).
White Sox Injuries: Carlos Rodon: 60-day IL (elbow), Michael Kopech: 60-day IL (elbow), Nate Jones: 60-day IL (elbow), Dylan Covey: 10-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Burr: 10-day IL (elbow), Manny Banuelos: 10-day IL (shoulder), Jon Jay: 60-day IL (hip), Welington Castillo: 10-day IL (oblique).