Indians play the Rangers after Bauer's solid showing
Arlington, Texas; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland heads into the matchup fresh off a dominant performance by Trevor Bauer. Bauer pitched nine innings, giving up zero runs on four hits with eight strikeouts against Detroit.
The Rangers are 24-12 in home games. Texas is slugging .443 as a unit. Hunter Pence leads the team with a .608 slugging percentage, including 30 extra-base hits and 15 home runs.
The Indians are 17-16 on the road. The Cleveland pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.91. Trevor Bauer leads the team with a 3.57 earned run average. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Shin-Soo Choo leads the Rangers with 31 extra base hits and is batting .284. Pence is 9-for-27 with four doubles, two home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Texas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 6-4, .243 batting average, 4.96 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs
Indians: 7-3, .265 batting average, 3.72 ERA, outscored opponents by 22 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), Willie Calhoun: 10-day IL (quad), 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: 10-day IL (arm), Mike Clevinger: 60-day IL (back), Carlos Carrasco: 10-day IL (undisclosed), Bradley Zimmer: 60-day IL (shoulder).