Athletics look to stop road losing streak, take on the Rangers

August 15, 2022 GMT

Oakland Athletics (41-74, fifth in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (51-63, third in the AL West)

Arlington, Texas; Monday, 8:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: James Kaprielian (3-6, 4.38 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 63 strikeouts); Rangers: Glenn Otto (4-8, 5.20 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 69 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rangers -160, Athletics +137; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Oakland Athletics travel to the Texas Rangers looking to end a three-game road slide.

Texas has a 25-32 record at home and a 51-63 record overall. The Rangers have the ninth-ranked team batting average in the AL at .241.

Oakland has gone 24-35 in road games and 41-74 overall. The Athletics have a 27-10 record in games when they out-hit their opponents.

The teams meet Monday for the 14th time this season. The Rangers are ahead 8-5 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Adolis Garcia has 22 doubles, four triples and 19 home runs for the Rangers. Corey Seager is 13-for-40 with three doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.

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Sean Murphy has 26 doubles, a triple and 13 home runs for the Athletics. Tony Kemp is 9-for-30 with two doubles and five RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 5-5, .258 batting average, 3.64 ERA, outscored opponents by one run

Athletics: 2-8, .218 batting average, 4.90 ERA, outscored by 22 runs

INJURIES: Rangers: Spencer Howard: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Dennis Santana: 15-Day IL (ankle), Kole Calhoun: 10-Day IL (heel), Jon Gray: 15-Day IL (side), Joe Barlow: 15-Day IL (blister), Mitch Garver: 60-Day IL (forearm), Eli White: 60-Day IL (wrist)

Athletics: Ramon Laureano: day-to-day (side), Paul Blackburn: 15-Day IL (finger), Daulton Jefferies: 60-Day IL (arm), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.