Texas Rangers (18-21, third in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (26-15, first in the AL West)
Houston; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Taylor Hearn (2-2, 5.46 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, 31 strikeouts); Astros: Jose Urquidy (3-1, 4.81 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 20 strikeouts)
LINE: Astros -192, Rangers +163; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros lead 2-1 in a four-game series with the Texas Rangers.
Houston has an 11-5 record in home games and a 26-15 record overall. The Astros have a 14-1 record in games when they scored five or more runs.
Texas is 18-21 overall and 10-12 at home. The Rangers have a 1-6 record in games decided by one run.
The teams meet Sunday for the eighth time this season. The Astros lead the season series 5-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Michael Brantley ranks seventh on the Astros with a .281 batting average, and has eight doubles, a triple, three home runs, 16 walks and 15 RBI. Jose Altuve is 10-for-35 with three home runs and four RBI over the past 10 games.
Corey Seager has four doubles and eight home runs for the Rangers. Kole Calhoun is 14-for-35 with two doubles, a triple, five home runs and 10 RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 6-4, .256 batting average, 3.00 ERA, outscored opponents by 15 runs
Rangers: 6-4, .229 batting average, 3.94 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
INJURIES: Astros: Jake Odorizzi: 15-Day IL (leg), Taylor Jones: 60-Day IL (back), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (forearm), Jacob Meyers: 10-Day IL (shoulder)
Rangers: Albert Abreu: 15-Day IL (ankle), Jose Leclerc: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: 60-Day IL (elbow)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
Astros face the Rangers leading series 2-1
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