On Saturday, the Texas Rangers continue their series on the road with American League West rivals the Los Angeles Angels.
On Thursday, the Rangers lost to the Seattle Mariners 6-1 snapping a two-game Texas winning streak. Adrian Beltre returned from the Rangers disabled list for the game and had two singles.
The Angels lost on Thursday to the Detroit Tigers 6-2. Andrew Heaney took the loss to drop to 2-4 after allowing eight hits and five runs in five innings. The Angels two runs came off a solo home run by Jose Briceno and an RBI single by Mike Trout. Zack Cozart did not play for the Angels with tightness in his forearm but is expected to play this weekend.
Nomar Mazara leads Texas with a .277 batting average, a team high 61 hits and team high 37 RBIs. Joey Gallo has the team lead in home runs with 15. Texas has a team batting average of .230 while opposing hitters are averaging .272 at the plate against Rangers pitching. On Saturday, the Rangers will send Cole Hamels to the mound. The left-hander this season is 3-5 with an ERA of 3.64, 66 Ks and 26 BBs.
Andrelton Simmons leads Los Angeles with a .337 batting average and team high 69 hits. Mike Trout holds the team lead in home runs with 18 and RBIs with 36. Los Angeles has a team batting average of .248 while opposing hitters are averaging .244 at the plate against Angels pitching. Los Angeles will send Garrett Richards to the mound on Saturday. The right-hander this season is 4-4 with an ERA of 3.67, 60 Ks and 28 BBs.