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    The Texas Rangers (76-63) take on the Oakland Athletics (43-97) after Marcus Semien had a four-hit outing in a 12-3 loss to the Astros. The Rangers are favored (-246) in this matchup with the Athletics (+201), which begins at 8:05 PM ET on Friday. Jordan Montgomery gets the starting nod for Texas, and Paul Blackburn is Oakland’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rangers vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Friday, September 8, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
    • Location: Arlington, Texas
    • Stadium: Globe Life Field
    Rangers vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rangers -246 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Rangers vs. the Athletics?

    • TV Channel: BSSW

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers are seventh in MLB action with 196 home runs. They average 1.4 per game.
    • Texas is second in the majors with a .266 batting average.
    • The Rangers are third in MLB with a .336 on-base percentage.
    • Texas strikes out 8.7 times per game, the No. 16 mark in baseball.
    • The Rangers average 1.7 homers per home game this season (125 total at home).
    • Texas is averaging 3.9 extra-base hits per game while slugging .493 in home contests.
    • At home this season the club averages 9.3 hits per game and is batting .274.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Semien leads Texas in slugging percentage (.463) thanks to 59 extra-base hits. He has a .277 batting average and an on-base percentage of .350.
    • Among qualified hitters in the majors, his batting average ranks 25th, his on-base percentage ranks 33rd, and he is 53rd in slugging.
    • Semien has picked up at least one hit in two games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .381 with a double, two home runs, three walks and four RBI.
    • Corey Seager has 130 hits and an OBP of .399, both of which lead the Rangers this season. He’s batting .337 and slugging .645.
    • He ranks second in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage and second in slugging among qualifying hitters.
    • Nate Lowe has collected 149 base hits, an OBP of .370 and a slugging percentage of .435 this season.
    • Jonah Heim is batting .269 with a .324 OBP and 77 RBI for Texas this season.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics have hit 147 homers this season, which ranks 22nd in the league.
    • Oakland has a team batting average of just .224 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.
    • The Athletics have an on-base percentage of .300 this season, which ranks 28th in the league.
    • Oakland ranks 23rd with an average of 9.1 strikeouts per game.
    • In 69 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 79 homers, an average of 1.1 per contest.
    • Oakland has a team slugging percentage of .382 in away games this season with 182 extra-base hits.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .232 with 7.8 base hits per contest.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Esteury Ruiz has a .335 slugging percentage, which leads the Athletics. He’s batting .250 with an on-base percentage of .305.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, he is 98th in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 119th and he is 134th in slugging.
    • Brent Rooker leads his team with 97 hits and a .327 OBP. He has a batting average of .243 while slugging .465.
    • His batting average is 111th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 79th, and he is 51st in slugging.
    • Tony Kemp is hitting .215 with 13 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 39 walks.
    • Ryan Noda is batting .234 with 19 doubles, a triple, 14 home runs and 66 walks.

    Rangers vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Jordan Montgomery (TEX) Pitcher Paul Blackburn (OAK)
    8 – 10 W/L 4 – 4
    156 IP 89.2
    3.46 ERA 4.01
    1.231 WHIP 1.472
    8 K/9 9
    2.4 BB/9 3.2

    Rangers vs. Athletics Injury Updates

    • Rangers: Brad Miller: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Adolis García: 10 Day IL (Knee), 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)
    • Athletics: JJ Bleday: 10 Day IL (Knee), Austin Pruitt: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Angel Felipe: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Tarnok: 15 Day IL (Calf), Zach Jackson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), James Kaprielian: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Drew Rucinski: 60 Day IL (Illness), Richard Lovelady: 60 Day IL (Arm), Yacksel Ríos: 60 Day IL (Finger)

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


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