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    Jonah Heim takes a two-game home run streak into the Texas Rangers’ (12-7) matchup against the Oakland Athletics (4-16). The Rangers are favored on the moneyline (-232) in this matchup with the Athletics (+194), which starts at 7:05 PM ET on Saturday at Globe Life Field. Texas’ Andrew Heaney gets the start against Oakland’s Shintaro Fujinami.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rangers vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Saturday, April 22, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
    • Location: Arlington, Texas
    • Stadium: Globe Life Field
    Rangers vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rangers -232 9

    How Do I Watch the Rangers vs. the Athletics?

    • TV Channel: BSSW

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers average 1.2 home runs per game to rank 14th in MLB action with 22 total home runs.
    • Texas’ .249 batting average ranks 12th in the majors.
    • The Rangers rank 12th in baseball with a .327 on-base percentage.
    • Texas strikes out 8.5 times per game, the eighth-fewest mark in the majors.
    • The Rangers average 1.5 homers per game when playing at home this season (15 total in home outings).
    • Texas is slugging .439 with 3.0 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • The club averages 8.4 hits per game and is batting .256 at home this season.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Marcus Semien leads Texas with 22 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .487.
    • Among all qualifying hitters, Semien is 57th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 92nd, and he is 45th in slugging.
    • Heim has two doubles, four home runs and seven walks while batting .306.
    • Heim takes a four-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .333 with a double, two home runs, six walks and eight RBI.
    • Nate Lowe has collected 19 base hits, an OBP of .294 and a slugging percentage of .410 this season.
    • Adolis Garcia has been key for Texas with 15 hits, an OBP of .253 plus a slugging percentage of .389.
    • Garcia has hit safely in three games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .190 with a home run, a walk and seven RBI.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics’ 18 home runs rank 23rd in Major League Baseball.
    • Oakland ranks 27th in MLB with a team batting average of just .225.
    • The Athletics have an OBP of .307 this season, which ranks 24th in MLB.
    • Oakland ranks 17th in strikeouts per game (8.7) among MLB offenses.
    • In eight games on the road this season, they’ve hit nine homers, an average of 1.1 per contest.
    • Oakland has a team slugging percentage of .392 in away games this season with 18 extra-base hits.
    • In eight road games this season, they have a batting average of .253 while averaging 8.4 base hits per contest.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Brent Rooker has a double, four home runs and seven walks while hitting .325.
    • Esteury Ruiz leads his team with a .382 on-base percentage, and has a club-high .358 slugging percentage.
    • Including all qualifying players, Ruiz ranks 34th in batting average, 42nd in on-base percentage and 128th in slugging percentage.
    • Tony Kemp is batting .162 with two doubles, a home run and nine walks.
    • Shea Langeliers paces his team with 14 hits.

    Rangers vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Andrew Heaney (TEX) Pitcher Shintaro Fujinami (OAK)
    1 – 1 W/L 0 – 3
    12.2 IP 12.2
    4.97 ERA 11.37
    1.421 WHIP 1.658
    11.4 K/9 7.1
    5.0 BB/9 6.4

    Rangers vs. Athletics Injury Updates

    • Rangers: Leody Taveras: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Corey Seager: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), 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), Jacob deGrom: day-to-day (Wrist)
    • Athletics: Seth Brown: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Ramón Laureano: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), 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)

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


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