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    The Houston Astros (79-61) face the Texas Rangers (76-62) after Jose Altuve racked up three home runs in a 14-1 win over the Rangers. The Rangers are favored (-135) in this matchup with the Astros (+115), which begins at 8:05 PM ET on Wednesday. Texas’ Max Scherzer gets the start against Houston’s Justin Verlander.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rangers vs. Astros

    • Game Day: Wednesday, September 6, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
    • Location: Arlington, Texas
    • Stadium: Globe Life Field
    Rangers vs Astros Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rangers -135 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Rangers vs. the Astros?

    • TV Channel: BSSW

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers rank seventh-best in MLB play with 194 total home runs.
    • Texas ranks second in MLB with a .267 batting average.
    • The Rangers rank third in MLB with a .337 on-base percentage.
    • Texas strikes out 8.7 times per game to rank 16th in baseball.
    • The Rangers have hit 123 homers at home this season (1.7 per game).
    • Texas has a .495 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.9 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the team averages 9.4 hits per game and is batting .276.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Marcus Semien leads Texas with a slugging percentage of .449, fueled by 57 extra-base hits. He has a .272 batting average and an on-base percentage of .346.
    • He is 41st in batting average, 36th in on-base percentage, and 65th in slugging among all qualified hitters in baseball.
    • Corey Seager leads the Rangers in OBP (.403) and total hits (130) this season. He’s batting .340 while slugging .652.
    • Among qualifiers, he is second in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage and second in slugging percentage.
    • Adolis Garcia has 125 hits this season and has a slash line of .245/.323/.495.
    • Nate Lowe has 15 home runs, 70 RBI and a batting average of .276 this season.

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros have hit 191 homers this season, which ranks eighth in the league.
    • Houston ranks fourth in MLB with a .260 team batting average.
    • The Astros are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking fifth with an OBP of .332.
    • Houston has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the third-best strikeout rate (7.7 per game) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit 113 homers, an average of 1.6 per game, in 71 road contests this season.
    • Houston has a team slugging percentage of .456 in away games this season with 246 extra-base hits.
    • In 71 road games this season, they have a batting average of .267 while averaging 9.5 base hits per contest.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Kyle Tucker has put up an on-base percentage of .374 and has 144 hits, both team-best marks for the Astros. He’s batting .290 and slugging .509.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in MLB, his batting average is 14th, his on-base percentage ranks 12th, and he is 14th in slugging.
    • Alex Bregman is slugging .449 to lead his team. He has a batting average of .271 with an on-base percentage of .370.
    • His batting average ranks 47th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 14th, and he is 65th in slugging.
    • Yordan Alvarez is hitting .290 with 17 doubles, a triple, 24 home runs and 54 walks.
    • Jeremy Pena is batting .267 with 27 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs and 37 walks.

    Rangers vs. Astros Probable Pitchers

    Max Scherzer (TEX) Pitcher Justin Verlander (HOU)
    12 – 5 W/L 10 – 7
    144.1 IP 129.1
    3.55 ERA 3.34
    1.102 WHIP 1.183
    10.5 K/9 7.9
    2.6 BB/9 2.7

    Rangers vs. Astros Injury Updates

    • Rangers: Brad Miller: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Josh Jung: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Josh Sborz: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Jacob deGrom: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)
    • Astros: Ryne Stanek: 15 Day IL (Ankle), Luis Garcia: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

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


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