Statistics, possible line-ups, injury updates and records for Saturday’s game between the Texas and Chicago White Sox at Globe Life Field.
The Texas Rangers host the Chicago White Sox in the third of four games Friday night. Rangers dropped Saturday’s affair 2-1 after winning the series opener 3-2 on Friday.
Texas has lost four of five at home to seven games this time. Despite winning the first game against Chicago, the one-way play continued to annoy the Rangers. Texas leads the Majors in a one-off loss with 24. The 6-24 (.200) record in a one-round contest is the worst in baseball.
Texas had just three hits Saturday, its second fewest in games this season and a season low tie at Globe Life Field. The three-base total tonight is Arlington’s fewest since not being beaten by Corey Kluber of the New York Yankees on May 19.
Bubba Thompson, who made his MLB debut Friday, went 1-for-4 Saturday with a pair of stolen bases, the first two steals of his career. He became the first rookie in Rangers history (since 1972) to record two or more stolen bases through his first two career games in a major league. Thompson and Nick Gordon of Minnesota are the only players in MLB over the past five seasons to count multiple stolen bases over the first two appearances of their Major League careers.
In the AL West standings, Texas is third behind the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners. Here’s everything you need to know.
Texas Rangers (47-59) vs. Chicago White Sox (54-52)
Globe Life Field | Arlington, TX
TEX: Dane Dunning (1-6, 4.30 ERA)
CHI: Michael Kopech (4-7, 3.12 ERA)
Radio: KRLD, 105.3 Fan, KFLC 1270 AM
Chicago White Sox Initial Lineup
The Odds Rangers bet is a 1.5-run underdog to the White Sox.
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Dennis Santana: IL 15 Days (ankle), Kole Calhoun: IL 10 Days (heel), Jon Gray: IL 15 Days (side), Brad Miller: IL 10 Days (neck), Joe Barlow: 15 Days IL (scald)
C/DH Mitch Garver (right elbow flexor): Garver underwent surgery prior to the All-Star Break and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
OF Eli White (broken right wrist): Rangers moved him from 10-day IL to 60-day IL on June 21. White underwent surgery on his wrist and is expected to be out for the next six to eight weeks.