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    The Boston Red Sox (64-68) host the Texas Rangers (58-72) at 7:10 PM ET on Friday in a matchup featuring two of the league’s most consistent batters. Xander Bogaerts has a batting average of .310 (fifth in the majors) for the favored Red Sox (-186), and Nate Lowe ranks 10th in MLB play batting .303 this season for the underdog Rangers (+156). Nick Pivetta starts for Boston while Texas will counter with Dallas Keuchel.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Red Sox vs. Rangers

    • Game Day: Friday, September 2, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
    • Stadium: Fenway Park
    Red Sox vs Rangers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Red Sox -186 10

    Red Sox Stats & Trends

    Red Sox Batting

    • The Red Sox rank 19th in MLB action with 125 total home runs.
    • The Red Sox are fifth in the majors with a .258 batting average.
    • The Red Sox rank 10th in the league with a .318 on-base percentage.
    • The Red Sox’s 8.5 strikeouts per game rank 18th in baseball.
    • The Red Sox have hit 72 homers at home this season (1.1 per game).
    • The Red Sox are slugging .439 with 3.5 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club is batting .269 with 607 hits (9.2 per game) at home this season.

    Red Sox Key Batters

    • Rafael Devers leads Boston in total hits (132) this season while batting .288 with 61 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualifying batters in the majors, Devers ranks 25th in batting average, 44th in on-base percentage, and ninth in slugging.
    • Bogaerts is slashing .310/.378/.460 this season and leads the Red Sox with an OPS of .838.
    • Bogaerts is fifth in batting average, 10th in on-base percentage and 36th in slugging among qualified hitters.
    • Bogaerts has picked up a hit in five straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .550 with two doubles, a home run, two walks and seven RBI.
    • Alex Verdugo is batting .287 with a .410 slugging percentage and 62 RBI this year.
    • Verdugo heads into this game with eight games in a row with at least one hit. In his last nine games he is batting .341 with four doubles, a triple, a home run, three walks and four RBI.
    • Tommy Pham is batting .249 with a .321 OBP and 54 RBI for Boston this season.

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers have hit 160 homers this season, which ranks eighth in the league.
    • The Rangers’ .244 batting average ranks 14th in the league this season.
    • The Rangers have an OBP of .307 this season, which ranks 23rd in MLB.
    • The Rangers rank 23rd with an average of 8.7 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 1.2 home runs per game in their 64 road contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .405 in away games this season with 186 extra-base hits.
    • In 64 road games this season, they have a batting average of .248 while averaging 8.7 base hits per contest.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Corey Seager is hitting .256 with 18 doubles, a triple, 29 home runs and 51 walks.
    • Including all qualifying hitters in MLB, Seager is 76th in batting average, 72nd in on-base percentage and 26th in slugging percentage.
    • Seager hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .286 with a double, three home runs, two walks and seven RBI.
    • Marcus Semien has 21 doubles, four triples, 20 home runs and 46 walks while batting .242.
    • Semien is 101st in batting average, 116th in on-base percentage and 82nd in slugging percentage in MLB.
    • Lowe has 144 hits with a .356 on-base percentage and a .499 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Rangers.
    • Adolis Garcia has 25 doubles, four triples, 22 home runs and 31 walks while batting .255.

    Red Sox vs. Rangers Probable Pitchers

    Pivetta Keuchel
    26 GS 13
    9-10 W-L 2-8
    4.40 ERA 8.84
    147.1 IP 56.0
    54 BB 28
    143 SO 39

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