BOTTOM LINE: The Texas Rangers bring a 2-1 advantage into the next game of the series against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Texas has a 24-25 record overall and a 12-13 record at home. The Rangers are 17-5 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.
Tampa Bay has a 12-10 record in road games and a 29-21 record overall. The Rays are 24-3 in games when they out-hit their opponents.
The teams square off Thursday for the fourth time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nate Lowe ranks seventh on the Rangers with a .264 batting average, and has five doubles, a triple, four home runs, 13 walks and 17 RBI. Kole Calhoun is 12-for-39 with a home run and six RBI over the last 10 games.
Yandy Diaz has three home runs, 26 walks and 11 RBI while hitting .259 for the Rays. Randy Arozarena is 9-for-36 with two doubles, a home run and six RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 6-4, .275 batting average, 3.13 ERA, outscored opponents by 18 runs
Rays: 5-5, .196 batting average, 3.16 ERA, outscored by five runs
INJURIES: Rangers: Brad Miller: 10-Day IL (hip), Jose Leclerc: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Rays: Wander Franco: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Andrew Kittredge: 15-Day IL (back), JT Chargois: 60-Day IL (oblique), Chris Mazza: 60-Day IL (back), Brandon Lowe: 10-Day IL (back), Shane Baz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Luis Patino: 60-Day IL (oblique), Brendan McKay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Pete Fairbanks: 60-Day IL (lat), Tyler Glasnow: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Anderson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60-Day IL (elbow)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.