In Tuesday night MLB action, the Texas Rangers and the Cleveland Indians will open up a series from Progressive Field. The Rangers (43-81) have dropped 47 of their 62 road games and are sitting in last place in the AL West Division standings. On Monday, Texas RP Dennis Santana served up a walk-off grand slam during the 11th inning of an 8-4 road loss against Boston.
Twenty-six year old righty Taylor Hearn (2-4 3.97 ERA) will take the mound for the Rangers in this matchup. In his last start, Hearn gave up two runs in five innings during a 3-1 home loss versus Seattle.
The Cleveland Indians are fresh off a three-game sweep of visiting Los Angeles and allowed just two runs total. On Sunday night, Cleveland SP Cal Quantrill struck out nine batters across seven innings during a 3-0 victory in the Little League Classic. SS Amed Rosario homered as part of a three-hit night for the Indians, who improved to 61-61 on the season.
Rookie right-hander Eli Morgan (2-5 5.80 ERA) will make his 12th career major league start for the Indians. Last time out, Morgan fanned eight batters across six shutout frames during a 3-1 road victory against Minnesota.