Hess, Orioles to take on Jurado, Rangers
Arlington, Texas; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Both Baltimore and Texas are looking for a series win with a victory.
The Rangers are 21-10 in home games. The Texas pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.96. Mike Minor leads the team with a 2.55 ERA.
The Orioles are 11-19 on the road. Baltimore has slugged .405 this season. Trey Mancini leads the team with a mark of .539. The Rangers won the last meeting 2-1. Jeffrey Springs earned his third victory and Delino DeShields went 4-for-6 with an RBI for Texas. Paul Fry took his third loss for Baltimore.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 6-4, .258 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs
Orioles: 4-6, .254 batting average, 5.17 ERA, outscored by 11 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), Kyle Dowdy: 10-day IL (elbow), Scott Heineman: 60-day IL (shoulder), Joey Gallo: 10-day IL (oblique), Willie Calhoun: 10-day IL (quad).
Orioles Injuries: Nate Karns: 60-day IL (forearm), Alex Cobb: 60-day IL (lumbar strain), DJ Stewart: day-to-day (ankle), Jonathan Villar: day-to-day (thumb), Mark Trumbo: 60-day IL (knee), Pedro Severino: day-to-day (head).