Royals look to stop 3-game losing streak against Rangers
Arlington, Texas; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Kansas City enters the game as losers of their last three games.
The Rangers are 17-8 in home games. The Texas pitching staff has a team ERA of 5.14, Mike Minor paces the staff with a mark of 2.55.
The Royals are 7-20 in road games. The Kansas City pitching staff has a team ERA of 5.24, Jorge Lopez leads the staff with a mark of 6.67. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
TOP PERFORMERS: Joey Gallo leads the Rangers with 27 extra base hits and is batting .278. Hunter Pence is 13-for-42 with four doubles, a triple, three home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for Texas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 7-3, .257 batting average, 4.67 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs
Royals: 3-7, .253 batting average, 5.11 ERA, outscored by seven 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), Joey Gallo: day-to-day (wrist), Willie Calhoun: 10-day IL (quad).