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    The Texas Rangers host the Houston Astros for Game 3 of the ALCS on Wednesday at 8:03 PM ET at Globe Life Field. The Rangers have a 2-0 series lead. Texas’ Max Scherzer and Houston’s Cristian Javier will take the mound first.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rangers vs. Astros

    • Game Day: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:03 PM ET
    • Location: Arlington, Texas
    • Stadium: Globe Life Field
    Rangers vs Astros Betting Information
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    How Do I Watch the Rangers vs. the Astros?

    • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers are third in MLB play with 233 home runs. They average 1.4 per game.
    • Texas’ .263 batting average is second-best in the majors.
    • The Rangers’ .337 on-base percentage ranks third-best in MLB.
    • Texas strikes out 8.7 times per game, the No. 17 average in MLB.
    • The Rangers have hit 143 homers at home this season (1.8 per game).
    • Texas has a .495 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.9 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club is batting .274 with 749 hits (9.2 per game) at home this season.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Marcus Semien leads Texas in slugging percentage (.478) thanks to 73 extra-base hits. He has a .276 batting average and an on-base percentage of .348.
    • Among qualifying hitters in the majors, his batting average ranks 28th, his on-base percentage ranks 39th, and he is 33rd in slugging.
    • Corey Seager leads Texas with 156 hits and an OBP of .390 this season. He’s batting .327 and slugging .623.
    • Among qualified batters, his batting average places him fifth, his on-base percentage ninth, and his slugging percentage second.
    • Seager has picked up at least one hit in three straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .267 with a home run, nine walks and an RBI.
    • Adolis Garcia is batting .245 with a .508 slugging percentage and 107 RBI this year.
    • Nate Lowe has been key for Texas with 163 hits, an OBP of .360 plus a slugging percentage of .414.

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros have hit 222 homers this season, which ranks seventh in the league.
    • Houston’s .259 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking fourth in MLB.
    • The Astros are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking fourth with an OBP of .331.
    • Houston ranks third in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.7 Ks per contest.
    • They’ve hit 130 homers, an average of 1.6 per game, in 81 road contests this season.
    • In 81 road games this season, it is slugging .460 with 285 hits going for extra bases.
    • In 81 road games this season, they have a batting average of .268 while averaging 9.5 base hits per contest.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Kyle Tucker has accumulated 163 hits with a .369 on-base percentage and a .517 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Astros. He’s batting .284.
    • He is 18th in batting average, 15th in on-base percentage and 13th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in the majors.
    • Alex Bregman’s .441 slugging percentage paces his team. He has a batting average of .262 with an on-base percentage of .363.
    • His batting average is 64th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 20th, and he is 69th in slugging.
    • Yordan Alvarez is hitting .293 with 24 doubles, a triple, 31 home runs and 69 walks.
    • Jose Altuve is batting .311 with 21 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs and 44 walks.

    Rangers vs. Astros Probable Pitchers

    Max Scherzer (TEX) Pitcher Cristian Javier (HOU)
    13 – 6 W/L 10 – 5
    152.2 IP 162
    3.77 ERA 4.56
    1.120 WHIP 1.265
    10.3 K/9 8.8
    2.7 BB/9 3.4

    Rangers vs. Astros Injury Updates

    • Rangers: Jacob deGrom: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Ian Kennedy: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Brad Miller: 60 Day IL (Hamstring), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)
    • Astros: 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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