Houston Astros (84-60, first in AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (54-90, fifth in AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Wednesday, 20:05 EDT
PITCHING Likely: Astros: Jose Urquidy (6-3, 3.51 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 72 strikeouts) Rangers: Kohei Arihara (2-3, 5.89 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 23 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rangers +181, Astros -221; over / under are 9 races
BOTTOM LINE: Yordan Alvarez and Astros meet Rangers on Wednesday.
Rangers are 32-38 in home games in 2020. Texas hitters have posted a team-based percentage of .293 this season, led by Nathaniel Lowe with a mark of .354.
Astros are 39-33 on the road. The Houston hitters have posted a team percentage of .337 this season, led by Yuli Gurriel with a mark of .380.
Rangers won the last meeting 8-1. Jordan Lyles earned his ninth win, and Adolis Garcia went 3-on-4 with two doubles, a home run and two RBIs for Texas. Zack Greinke took his sixth loss to Houston.
TOP FORMATIONS: Isiah Kiner-Falefa leads Rangers with 152 hits and 48 RBI.
Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros with 30 home runs and throws .537.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 7-3, .256 stroke average, 4.81 ERA, scored opponents with one race
Astros: 5-5, .287 stroke average, 4.59 ERA, scored opponents by 10 races
INJURIES: Rangers: Hunter Wood: (elbow), Nick Snyder: (shoulder), Jose Leclerc: (elbow), John King: (shoulder), Jonathan Hernandez: (elbow), Mike Foltynewicz: (covid-19), Kyle Cody : (shoulder), Matt Bush: (elbow), Kolby Allard: (disease), Eli White: (elbow), Willie Calhoun: (forearm), Andy Ibanez: (hamstring), Ronald Guzman: (knee).
Astros: Justin Verlander: (elbow), Andre Scrubb: (shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: (foot), Rafael Montero: (shoulder), Tyler Ivey: (not revealed), Kent Emanuel: (elbow), Pedro Baez: (shoulder ), Michael Brantley: (knee), Taylor Jones: (covid-19), Jason Castro: (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Writing and data from Sports Radar.
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