Kansas City Royals to visit the Texas Rangers
Arlington, Texas; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Texas and Kansas City will face off at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Friday.
The Rangers are 17-9 on their home turf. The Texas pitching staff owns a team ERA of 5.12, Mike Minor paces the staff with a mark of 2.74.
The Royals are 8-20 on the road. The Kansas City pitching staff has a team ERA of 5.18, Jorge Lopez leads the staff with a mark of 6.67. The Royals won the last meeting 4-2. Jakob Junis earned his fourth victory and Jorge Soler went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for Kansas City. Minor took his fourth loss for Texas.
TOP PERFORMERS: Hunter Pence leads the Rangers with 39 RBIs and is batting .295. Asdrubal Cabrera is 9-for-31 with two doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Texas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 6-4, .248 batting average, 4.72 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs
Royals: 4-6, .257 batting average, 4.74 ERA, outscored by two 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), Scott Heineman: 60-day IL (shoulder), Willie Calhoun: 10-day IL (quad).