BOTTOM LINE: The Texas Rangers will try to keep a three-game road win streak going when they take on the Oakland Athletics.
Oakland is 8-8 overall and 3-3 at home. The Athletics have a 3-1 record in games when they hit two or more home runs.
Texas has a 1-5 record in home games and a 5-9 record overall. The Rangers have the eighth-ranked team on-base percentage in the AL at .302.
Sunday’s game is the third time these teams match up this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Sean Murphy has three home runs, two walks and 11 RBI while hitting .242 for the Athletics. Sheldon Neuse is 10-for-33 with a double and four RBI over the past 10 games.
Nate Lowe has three doubles and a home run for the Rangers. Adolis Garcia is 7-for-37 with two doubles, a home run and four RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 5-5, .202 batting average, 3.07 ERA, outscored by two runs
Rangers: 4-6, .225 batting average, 5.01 ERA, outscored by six runs
INJURIES: Athletics: Drew Jackson: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Stephen Vogt: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Kevin Smith: 10-Day IL (ankle), Chad Pinder: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Lou Trivino: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Jed Lowrie: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow), Skye Bolt: 10-Day IL (oblique), James Kaprielian: 10-Day IL (shoulder)