Marlins host Rangers to begin 3-game series

Associated Press

Texas Rangers (27-29, second in AL West) vs. Miami Marlins (20-37, fifth in NL East)

Miami; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Jose Urena (1-4, 3.53 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 30 strikeouts); Marlins: Sixto Sanchez (0-3, 6.25 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, 17 strikeouts)

BETMGM SPORTS BOOK: LINE Rangers -123, Marlins +104; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Marlins open a three-game home series against the Texas Rangers on Friday.

Miami went 10-19 at home and 20-37 overall. The Marlins are 8-26 in games when they have given up a home run.

Texas is 27-29 overall and 13-16 on the road. The Rangers have the ninth-worst team slugging percentage in the AL at .383.

Friday’s game is the first time these teams have met this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bryan De La Cruz has nine doubles, nine homers and 25 RBIs for the Marlins. Jazz Chisholm is 11 for 41 with three doubles, a triple and two home runs over the last 10 games.

Corey Seager leads the Rangers with 13 home runs while hitting .474. Josh Smith is 10-for-36 with a double and three RBIs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Marlins: 5-5, .254 batting average, 2.56 ERA, three-run opponents

Rangers: 4-6, .202 batting average, 3.34 ERA, led by seven runs

INJURIES: Marlins: JT Chargois: 60-day IL (neck), Edward Cabrera: 15-day IL (shoulder), Bryan Hoeing: 15-day IL (hamstring), Avisail Garcia: 10-day IL (hamstring) ), Josh Simpson: IL 60 days (elbow), Eury Perez: IL 60 days (elbow), Sandy Alcantara: IL 60 days (elbow)

Rangers: Evan Carter: 10-day IL (lumbar), Michael Lorenzen: Everyday (knee), Jon Gray: 15-day IL (groin), Cody Bradford: 60-day IL (back), Austin Pruitt: 60-day IL (knee), Max Scherzer: IL 60 days (back), Josh Sborz: IL 15 days (rotator cuff), Brock Burke: IL 60 days (hand), Justin Foscue: IL 60 days (oblique strain), Joshua Jung: 60-day IL (wrist), Tyler Mahle: 60-day IL (elbow), Jacob deGrom: 60-day IL (elbow), Carson Coleman: 60-day IL (elbow)


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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