Thursday, March 23, 2023

Royals visit Rangers to begin 3-game series

Pitching Probables: Royals: Brad Keller (1-2, 1.74 ERA, .84 whip, 19 strikeouts); Rangers: Martin Perez (0-2, 2.25 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 20 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Rangers-136, Royals +116; over/under is 8 runs

Bottom line: The Texas Rangers host the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday to begin the three-match series.

Texas is 4-9 at home and 11-15 on aggregate. The Rangers lead 9-2 in the game when they have more hits than their opponents.

Kansas City is 6-9 at home and 9-16 on aggregate. The Royals have gone 1-11 in games when they have allowed home runs.

Matchup Tuesday is the first meeting of the season between the two clubs.

Top Performer: Adolis Garcia has four doubles, one triple, four home runs and 18 RBIs for Rangers. Corey Seeger is 7-for-38 with three home runs and three RBIs in the last 10 games.

Salvador Perez led Kansas City at .394 with five home runs. Bobby Witt Jr. is 9-for-33 with home runs and two RBIs in the last 10 games.

Last 10 games: Rangers: 5-5, .199 batting average, 2.43 ERA, beat opponents by four runs

Royals: 3-7, .239 batting average, 4.76 ERA, 22 runs outscore

Injuries: Rangers: Albert Abreu: 15-day IL (ankle), Spencer Patton: 10-day IL (oblique), Jose Leclerc: 60-day IL (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: 60-day IL (elbow)

Royals: Edward Olivares: 10-Day IL (Quadricep), Carlos Santana: 10-Day IL (Ankle), Cam Gallagher: 10-Day IL (Hamstrings), Jake Brentz: 10-Day IL (Flexor), Adalberto Mondesi: 10 -Day IL (Knee), Tyler Zuber: 60-Day IL (Shoulder)

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