Colby Lewis (6-2, 3.31 ERA) and Ross Detwiler (1-3, 5.31 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Texas Rangers (88-61) and the Oakland Athletics (65-83) at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Athletics won the last game 11-2, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 3:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sep. 18 and can be seen on CSCA and FSSW.
Lewis pitched 5.1 innings in his most recent start, surrendering three runs, striking out five and walking two in a 3-2 defeat to the Angels. Rougned Odor (.281, 87 Rs, 31 HRs, 85 RBIs, 14 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday. Detwiler went 4.0 innings, surrendering three runs and walking two in a 16-3 win over the Royals in his last outing. Khris Davis (.252, 80 Rs, 38 HRs, 96 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate for the Athletics, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run.
The Rangers sit at 43-26 against their divisional rivals, while the Athletics are 25-37.
The Rangers managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Athletics who are coming in with a 16-5 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Athletics are 17-66. The Rangers have a 20-47 record when opponents outhit them.
Oakland ranks near the bottom of the league at 21st when it comes to home runs, hitting 157 this season. Texas ranks in the top 10 with 200.
Texas and Oakland both rank near the bottom of the league in walks. Texas sits at 27th with 404 this season and Oakland ranks 28th with 397.
The Rangers are 74-43 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Athletics are 48-44 when they hit at least one homer.