On Friday, the Texas Rangers open a three-game series on the road against the Los Angeles Angels. Texas is 47-86 following a 9-5 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. The Rangers squandered a 5-0 lead in the ninth inning in the loss to Colorado. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Texas and the Rangers are last in the American League West 31 games behind first-place Houston.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa is batting .263 to lead Texas and the third baseman has a team-high 140 hits. Right fielder Adolis Garcia is the leader in home runs with 29 and RBIs with 77, while Nathaniel Lowe is the leader in on-base percentage at .351. On Friday, the Texas Rangers will send Glenn Otto to the mound. The right-hander is 0-0 with an ERA of 0.00, 7 Ks and 0 BBs.
Los Angeles is 66-68 following a 4-1 loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday. Los Angeles could not catch up to Yankees starter Gerrit Cole who had 15 strikeouts. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Los Angeles and the Angels are fourth in the American League West 12 ½ games behind the first-place Houston Astros.
David Fletcher is batting .291 to lead Los Angeles and the third baseman has a team-high 152 hits. Designated hitter Shohei Ohtani is the leader in home runs with 42, RBIs with 90 and on-base percentage at .361. On Friday, the Los Angeles Angels will send Shohei Ohtani to the mound. The righthander is 8-1 with an ERA of 3.00, 127 Ks and 39 BBs.