Sat, Aug 6, 2022 2:01 AM
By The Associated Press, Data Skrive
Chicago White Sox (54-52, second in the AL Central) vs. Texas Rangers (47-59, third in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Saturday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Michael Kopech (4-7, 3.12 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 81 strikeouts); Rangers: Dane Dunning (1-6, 4.30 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 93 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: White Sox -120, Rangers -101; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Texas Rangers host the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.
Texas has a 47-59 record overall and a 22-30 record in home games. The Rangers are 5-24 in games decided by one run.
Chicago is 54-52 overall and 29-23 on the road. The White Sox are 22-39 in games when they have given up at least one home run.
Saturday's game is the sixth meeting between these teams this season. The Rangers hold a 3-2 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Adolis Garcia has 20 doubles, four triples and 18 home runs for the Rangers. Marcus Semien is 10-for-41 with a triple and two home runs over the last 10 games.
Tim Anderson has a .305 batting average to rank fifth on the White Sox, and has 13 doubles and six home runs. Eloy Jimenez is 15-for-34 with two home runs and six RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 4-6, .230 batting average, 3.99 ERA, outscored by eight runs
White Sox: 6-4, .270 batting average, 2.56 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
INJURIES: Rangers: Dennis Santana: 15-Day IL (ankle), Kole Calhoun: 10-Day IL (heel), Jon Gray: 15-Day IL (side), Joe Barlow: 15-Day IL (blister), Mitch Garver: 60-Day IL (forearm), Eli White: 60-Day IL (wrist)
White Sox: Gavin Sheets: day-to-day (ankle), Reynaldo Lopez: 15-Day IL (back), Danny Mendick: 60-Day IL (knee), Vince Velasquez: 15-Day IL (finger), Kyle Crick: 15-Day IL (elbow), Aaron Bummer: 15-Day IL (lat), Garrett Crochet: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Stiever: 60-Day IL (lat)