Athletics host the Rangers on home winning streak
Texas Rangers (42-51, third in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (35-62, fifth in the AL West)
Oakland, California; Sunday, 4:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Martin Perez (7-2, 2.68 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 95 strikeouts); Athletics: Paul Blackburn (6-5, 3.62 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 77 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rangers -130, Athletics +111; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Oakland Athletics will try to keep their three-game home win streak intact when they play the Texas Rangers.
Oakland has gone 14-33 in home games and 35-62 overall. The Athletics have gone 19-9 in games when they scored at least five runs.
Texas has a 21-25 record in road games and a 42-51 record overall. The Rangers have hit 119 total home runs to rank eighth in the majors.
Sunday’s game is the 13th time these teams meet this season. The Rangers are up 7-5 in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Sean Murphy has 22 doubles, a triple and 10 home runs for the Athletics. Seth Brown is 12-for-40 with two doubles and two home runs over the past 10 games.
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Corey Seager leads Texas with 22 home runs while slugging .473. Marcus Semien is 12-for-41 with two home runs and six RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 6-4, .241 batting average, 3.70 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs
Rangers: 3-7, .228 batting average, 4.60 ERA, outscored by eight runs
INJURIES: Athletics: Jed Lowrie: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Jonah Bride: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Dany Jimenez: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Daulton Jefferies: 60-Day IL (arm), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Rangers: Brad Miller: 10-Day IL (neck), Joe Barlow: 15-Day IL (blister), Dane Dunning: 15-Day IL (ankle), Mitch Garver: 60-Day IL (forearm), Eli White: 60-Day IL (wrist)