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    Two of baseball’s best hitters face off when the Texas Rangers (24-15) and the Oakland Athletics (9-32) meet at 4:07 PM ET on Sunday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Jonah Heim has a .317 batting average (seventh in MLB) for the favored Rangers (-145), and Brent Rooker ranks 10th in MLB play hitting .316 this season for the underdog Athletics (+122). Texas’ Andrew Heaney and Oakland’s Drew Rucinski will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rangers vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Sunday, May 14, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:07 PM ET
    • Location: Oakland, California
    • Stadium: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
    Rangers vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rangers -145 9

    How Do I Watch the Rangers vs. the Athletics?

    • TV Channel: NBCS-CA

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers are eighth in MLB action with 51 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.
    • Texas has the fifth-best batting average in MLB (.265).
    • The Rangers rank fourth in MLB with an on-base percentage of .338.
    • Texas strikes out 9.3 times per game, the No. 25 average in the majors.
    • The Rangers have hit 20 homers on the road this season (one per game).
    • Texas has a .408 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.2 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • The club is batting .257 with 192 hits (9.1 per game) on the road this season.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Marcus Semien has an OPS of .856, fueled by an OBP of .376 and a team-best slugging percentage of .481 this season. He has a .288 batting average.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in MLB, he is 37th in batting average, 28th in on-base percentage, and 50th in slugging.
    • Semien has recorded at least one hit in four straight games. In his last five games he is batting .263 with two home runs, three walks and five RBI.
    • Adolis Garcia is hitting .243 with five doubles, nine home runs and 15 walks, while slugging .465 with an on-base percentage of .309.
    • He is 110th in batting average, 122nd in on-base percentage and 61st in slugging in the major leagues.
    • Nate Lowe has collected 41 base hits, an OBP of .343 and a slugging percentage of .452 this season.
    • Lowe has recorded a hit in 12 straight games. In his last 10 outings he is batting .286 with two doubles, a triple, a home run, five walks and six RBI.
    • Heim has 38 hits and an OBP of .379, both of which lead the Rangers this season.
    • Heim enters this matchup on an 11-game hitting streak. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .349 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and seven RBI.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics rank 11th in Major League Baseball with 47 home runs.
    • Oakland’s .231 batting average ranks 25th in the majors this season.
    • The Athletics have an on-base percentage of .312 this season, which ranks 21st in the league.
    • Oakland is a team with a lot of swing and miss this season, ranking 29th with an average of 9.2 strikeouts per game.
    • They’ve hit 18 homers, an average of 0.9 per game, in 21 home contests this season.
    • Oakland has a team slugging percentage of .342 in home games this season with 49 extra-base hits.
    • In 21 home games this season, they have a batting average of .214 while averaging seven base hits per contest.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Rooker has a team-best OBP (.424), and paces the Athletics in hits (36). He’s batting .316 and slugging.
    • He ranks 10th in batting average, sixth in on-base percentage and first in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in the big leagues.
    • Esteury Ruiz is slugging .371 to pace his team. He has a batting average of .277 with an on-base percentage of .339.
    • Including all qualified players, he ranks 46th in batting average, 75th in on-base percentage and 129th in slugging percentage.
    • Ryan Noda is batting .224 with eight doubles, a triple, three home runs and 27 walks.
    • Shea Langeliers has two doubles, a triple, six home runs and 10 walks while hitting .223.

    Rangers vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Andrew Heaney (TEX) Pitcher Drew Rucinski (OAK)
    2 – 3 W/L 0 – 3
    36 IP 14.1
    5.25 ERA 8.16
    1.222 WHIP 2.093
    9.5 K/9 3.8
    4 BB/9 5.7

    Rangers vs. Athletics Injury Updates

    • Rangers: Mitch Garver: 10 Day IL (Knee), Corey Seager: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Travis Jankowski: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Jacob deGrom: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Spencer Howard: 60 Day IL (Lat), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Glenn Otto: 60 Day IL (Lat)
    • Athletics: Seth Brown: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Aledmys Díaz: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Trevor May: 15 Day IL (Personal), Adrian Martinez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Mason Miller: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Paul Blackburn: 15 Day IL (Finger), Dany Jimenez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Freddy Tarnok: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Kirby Snead: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Manny Piña: 60 Day IL (Wrist)

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

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