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    Oddsmakers give the Texas Rangers (12-6) the edge (-180 on the moneyline) to extend their four-game win streak when they meet the Oakland Athletics (3-16), at +155, on Friday at 8:05 PM ET. Texas’ Jon Gray and Oakland’s James Kaprielian will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rangers vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Friday, April 21, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
    • Location: Arlington, Texas
    • Stadium: Globe Life Field
    Rangers vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rangers -180 8

    How Do I Watch the Rangers vs. the Athletics?

    • TV Channel: BSSWX

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers rank 12th in baseball with 21 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.
    • Texas ranks 13th in the majors with a .250 batting average.
    • The Rangers rank 15th in MLB with a .326 on-base percentage.
    • Texas strikes out 8.3 times per game, the ninth-best mark in baseball.
    • The Rangers average 1.6 homers per home game this season (14 total at home).
    • Texas is slugging .450 with 3.2 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club is batting .258 with 77 hits (8.6 per game) at home this season.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Marcus Semien leads Texas with 22 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .507.
    • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, Semien’s batting average ranks 45th, his on-base percentage ranks 91st, and he is 43rd in slugging.
    • Semien hopes to build on a six-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last 10 games he is batting .366 with three doubles, three home runs, five walks and 15 RBI.
    • Nate Lowe is hitting .253 with seven doubles, two home runs and five walks.
    • Among qualifying hitters, Lowe is 100th in batting average, 138th in on-base percentage and 87th in slugging percentage.
    • Lowe has picked up at least one hit in two straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .190 with a double, a walk and an RBI.
    • Adolis Garcia has 14 hits this season and has a slash line of .206/.253/.397.
    • Garcia has recorded at least one base hit in two games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .190 with two home runs, two walks and eight RBI.
    • Jonah Heim has three home runs, 11 RBI and a batting average of .304 this season.
    • Heim takes a three-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .353 with a double, a home run, five walks and five RBI.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics rank 25th in Major League Baseball with 16 home runs.
    • Oakland ranks 26th in MLB with a team batting average of just .225.
    • The Athletics have an on-base percentage of .302 this season, which ranks 27th in the league.
    • Oakland ranks 18th in strikeouts per game (8.8) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit seven homers, an average of 1.0 per game, in seven road contests this season.
    • In seven road games this season, it is slugging .389 with 16 hits going for extra bases.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .256 with 8.6 base hits per contest.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Brent Rooker is hitting .324 with a double, four home runs and five walks.
    • Esteury Ruiz’s .389 OBP and .365 slugging percentage are both team-highs.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Ruiz ranks 39th in batting average, 39th in on-base percentage and 128th in slugging percentage.
    • Shea Langeliers has 14 hits, a team-high for the Athletics.
    • Tony Kemp is batting .154 with two doubles and eight walks.

    Rangers vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Jon Gray (TEX) Pitcher James Kaprielian (OAK)
    1 – 1 W/L 0 – 2
    14 IP 14.1
    3.21 ERA 11.30
    1.214 WHIP 2.093
    8.4 K/9 9.4
    3.9 BB/9 7.5

    Rangers vs. Athletics Injury Updates

    • Rangers: Corey Seager: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Leody Taveras: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Mitch Garver: 10 Day IL (Knee), Spencer Howard: 60 Day IL (Lat), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Glenn Otto: 60 Day IL (Lat), Jon Gray: day-to-day (Forearm), Jacob deGrom: day-to-day (Wrist)
    • Athletics: Ramón Laureano: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Seth Brown: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Manny Piña: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Trevor May: 15 Day IL (Personal), Domingo Acevedo: 15 Day IL (Back), Drew Rucinski: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Paul Blackburn: 15 Day IL (Finger), Dany Jimenez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Freddy Tarnok: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Kirby Snead: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Brent Rooker: day-to-day (Hamstring)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Rangers and Athletics (Last 10 Games)


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