Derek Holland (6-6, 4.68 ERA) and Joe Musgrove (2-2, 4.36 ERA) start in the second of a three-game series between the Texas Rangers (81-54) and the Houston Astros (71-63) at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers won the last game 10-8, continuing a six-game winning streak. Action begins at 4:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sep. 3 and can be seen on FS1, RTSW and FSSW.
Holland pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering one run and striking out five in a 2-1 win over the Indians. Rougned Odor (.277, 81 Rs, 28 HRs, 74 RBIs, 11 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. Musgrove went 5.1 innings, surrendering zero runs, striking out seven and walking three in a 6-0 win over the Athletics in his most recent start.
The Rangers hold a 36-19 record in matchups against AL West rivals, while the Astros currently sit at 31-24 in these games.
The Rangers are coming into this matchup after a high-scoring game where they scored a whopping 10 runs. The Astros have a 0-9 record when opponents score that many runs or more.
When they are outhit, the Astros are 12-55. The Rangers have a 20-41 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 12th in home runs, Houston has hit 167 this season. Texas ranks fifth with 180 home runs.
Ranking 27th, Texas is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 361 this season. Houston ranks in the top five with 476.
The Rangers are 67-36 when they hit at least one home run. The Astros perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 61-37 record.