Lucas Harrell (3-2, 4.20 ERA) and Andrew Triggs (0-1, 5.50 ERA) take the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Texas Rangers (70-50) and the Oakland Athletics (52-67) at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers won the last game 5-2, and Texas leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 8:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 16 and can be seen on CSCA and FSSW.
Harrell pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering six runs, striking out eight and walking one in a 12-9 defeat to the Rockies. Carlos Beltran (.302, 56 Rs, 24 HRs, 69 RBIs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs. Triggs went 4.0 innings, surrendering three runs and striking out four in a 9-6 defeat to the Orioles in his most recent start. Danny Valencia (.294, 49 Rs, 14 HRs, 41 RBIs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 3 yesterday.
The Rangers hold a 30-19 record in matchups against AL West rivals, while the Athletics currently sit at 22-27 in these games.
The Rangers are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Athletics have a 9-27 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they are outhit, the Athletics are 13-54. The Rangers have an 18-37 record when opponents outhit them.
Oakland ranks in the bottom half of the league at 19th when it comes to home runs, hitting 130 this season. Texas ranks in the top 10 with 153.
Texas and Oakland both rank near the bottom of the league in walks. Texas sits at 27th with 313 this season and Oakland ranks 29th with 295.
When the Rangers hit at least one home run, they are 58-33. When the Athletics hit at least one homer, they have a 40-37 record.