Texas takes on Chicago after Minor's strong showing
Arlington, Texas; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Texas heads into the matchup fresh off a dominant performance by Mike Minor. Minor threw eight innings, surrendering one run on three hits with four strikeouts against Cleveland.
The Rangers are 26-14 in home games. The Texas offense has compiled a .254 batting average as a team this season, Danny Santana leads the team with a mark of .312.
The White Sox are 15-20 on the road. Chicago has slugged .407 this season. James McCann leads the club with a .525 slugging percentage, including 21 extra-base hits and seven home runs. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 5-5, .228 batting average, 5.28 ERA, outscored by five runs
White Sox: 6-4, .258 batting average, 5.06 ERA, outscored by eight 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).