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    Mark Mathias leads the Texas Rangers (62-80) into a contest against the Oakland Athletics (51-91) after he homered twice in an 8-7 win over the Athletics. The Rangers are favorites (-163) against the Athletics (+139) in this outing, which starts at 8:05 PM ET on Wednesday. Texas’ Dane Dunning and Oakland’s JP Sears pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rangers vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
    • Location: Arlington, Texas
    • Stadium: Globe Life Field
    Rangers vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rangers -163 8.5

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers average 1.2 home runs per game to rank eighth in MLB play with 174 total home runs.
    • The Rangers have the 14th-ranked batting average in the league (.242).
    • The Rangers rank 24th in the league with a .305 on-base percentage.
    • The Rangers strike out 8.9 times per game, the No. 24 average in baseball.
    • The Rangers average 1.3 homers per game when playing at home this season (90 total in home contests).
    • The Rangers are slugging .406 with 2.8 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • The club is batting .243 with 565 hits (8.1 per game) at home this season.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Marcus Semien is batting .248 with 28 doubles, five triples, 22 home runs and 47 walks.
    • Among qualified batters in baseball, Semien ranks 86th in batting average, 113th in on-base percentage, and 68th in slugging.
    • Semien will look for his fourth straight game with a hit in this contest. In his last five games he is batting .391 with three doubles, a triple, a home run and four RBI.
    • Corey Seager is hitting .246 with 19 doubles, a triple, 30 home runs and 56 walks.
    • Seager’s batting average is 90th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 81st, and his slugging percentage 43rd.
    • Adolis Garcia has 136 hits this season and has a slash line of .253/.301/.461.
    • Garcia heads into this matchup with five games in a row with at least one hit. In his last five games he is hitting .412 with three doubles, three home runs, four walks and eight RBI.
    • Nate Lowe has 160 hits and an OBP of .361 to go with a slugging percentage of .501. All three of those stats lead Texas hitters this season.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics’ 120 home runs rank 26th in MLB this season.
    • The Athletics have a team batting average of just .217 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.
    • The Athletics have an OBP of just .281 this season, which ranks last in MLB.
    • The Athletics rank 17th in strikeouts per game (8.5) among MLB offenses.
    • In 70 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 74 homers, an average of 1.1 per contest.
    • They are slugging .373 in 70 road games this season.
    • They are averaging 7.8 base hits per game and batting .229 on the road this season.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Sean Murphy has an on-base percentage of .329 and a slugging percentage of .436. Both lead the Athletics.
    • Murphy ranks 79th in batting average, 68th in on-base percentage and 61st in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in MLB.
    • Tony Kemp is hitting .234 with 22 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 40 walks.
    • Kemp is currently 115th in batting average, 108th in on-base percentage and 134th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters.
    • Seth Brown has 101 hits, a team-best for the Athletics.
    • Ramon Laureano is batting .211 with 17 doubles, 13 home runs and 25 walks.

    Rangers vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Dunning Sears
    27 GS 8
    3-8 W-L 5-2
    4.39 ERA 3.33
    143.2 IP 51.1
    58 BB 15
    124 SO 33
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