BOTTOM LINE: Texas heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Mike Foltynewicz. Foltynewicz threw seven innings, giving up two runs on four hits with six strikeouts against Oakland.
The Athletics are 15-16 against the rest of their division. Oakland has slugged .410 this season. Matt Olson leads the team with a .577 slugging percentage, including 38 extra-base hits and 20 home runs.
The Rangers are 11-18 in division games. The Texas offense has compiled a .233 batting average as a team this season, Adolis Garcia leads the team with a mark of .274.
The Rangers won the last meeting 5-4. Mike Foltynewicz notched his second victory and Joey Gallo went 2-for-3 with two home runs and two RBIs for Texas. James Kaprielian registered his second loss for Oakland.
TOP PERFORMERS: Olson leads the Athletics with 38 extra base hits and is slugging .577.
Garcia leads the Rangers with 29 extra base hits and is batting .274.
LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 3-7, .234 batting average, 4.43 ERA, outscored opponents by one run