The Texas Rangers play the second game of a three-game series on the road Wednesday against the Cleveland Indians. Texas is 43-81 following an 8-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Monday. The Texas bullpen gave up an 11th inning walk-off grand slam home run to the Red Sox in the loss. Texas is last in the American League West 29 ½ games behind the first-place Houston Astros.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa is batting .263 to lead Texas and the third baseman has a team-high 130 hits. Rookie right fielder Adolis Garcia is leading Texas in home runs with 27 and RBIs with 71, while Nathaniel Lowe is the leader in on-base percentage at .344. On Wednesday, Texas will send Spencer Howard to the mound. The right-hander is 0-3 with an ERA of 6.56, 40 Ks and 20 BBs.
Cleveland improved to 61-61 with a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday night. Cal Quantrill allowed just two hits in seven innings, while Amed Rosario hit a home run to help lead the Indians to the victory. Cleveland has won three straight, four of the last five and the Indians are second place in the American League nine games behind first-place Chicago.
Amed Rosario is batting .289 to lead Cleveland the shortstop has a team-high 126 hits. Third baseman Jose Ramirez has 29 home runs, 79 RBIs and an on-base percentage of .341 to lead Cleveland in each category. On Wednesday, the Cleveland Indians will send Zach Plesac to the mound. The right-hander is 7-4 with an ERA of 4.87, 69 Ks and 21 BBs.