Rangers head into matchup with the Red Sox on losing streak
Texas Rangers (58-71, third in the AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (63-68, fifth in the AL East)
Boston; Thursday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Glenn Otto (6-8, 4.79 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 74 strikeouts); Red Sox: Rich Hill (6-5, 4.32 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 74 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Red Sox -167, Rangers +141; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Texas Rangers come into the matchup with the Boston Red Sox as losers of four straight games.
Boston is 31-34 at home and 63-68 overall. The Red Sox have gone 42-18 in games when they scored five or more runs.
Texas is 58-71 overall and 30-33 in road games. The Rangers have hit 159 total home runs to rank third in the AL.
Thursday’s game is the fourth time these teams meet this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rafael Devers has 33 doubles, a triple and 25 home runs for the Red Sox. Xander Bogaerts is 14-for-34 with three doubles and three home runs over the last 10 games.
Corey Seager ranks second on the Rangers with 47 extra base hits (17 doubles, a triple and 29 home runs). Nate Lowe is 18-for-42 with a double, a triple, five home runs and 13 RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 3-7, .295 batting average, 5.87 ERA, outscored by 19 runs
Rangers: 5-5, .276 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs
INJURIES: Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Eric Hosmer: 10-Day IL (back), Chris Sale: 60-Day IL (finger), Tanner Houck: 15-Day IL (back), Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (back), James Paxton: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Rangers: Josh Sborz: 15-Day IL (right elbow), Cole Ragans: 15-Day IL (calf), Joe Barlow: 15-Day IL (finger), Spencer Howard: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Jon Gray: 15-Day IL (side), Mitch Garver: 60-Day IL (forearm), Eli White: 60-Day IL (wrist)