2021-09-19
Chicago White Sox
Texas Rangers
League : MLB

Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction & Preview



 

 

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The Chicago White Sox will be going for the series win when they face the Texas Rangers in the final game of their three-game series on Sunday afternoon.

Lucas Giolito, 9-9, 3.77 ERA, will get the start for the White Sox. The Rangers will counter with Jordan Lyles, 9-11, 5.20 ERA.

Chicago is 7-3 in its last 10 games against Texas.

**This preview was written before Saturday’s game was played**

 

White Sox Going For Second Consecutive Win

The White Sox were able to snap their two-game losing streak with a win over the Rangers in their last game. They will try to keep the momentum going with another win over the Rangers, which will give them their second win in a row and fourth win in their last six games.

 

 

 

Chicago is averaging 4.99 runs per game. Their .256 batting average is fifth in the league. Their .335 on base percentage is third, while their .421 slugging percentage is 10th.

Tim Anderson leads Chicago with a .300 batting average, while Jose Abreu leads the team with 29 home runs and 111 RBI.

Chicago’s pitching is among the best in the league. Opponents have a .227 batting average against the White Sox, which is fifth in the league. Their 3.78 ERA is sixth, as is their 1.20 WHIP.

In his last start, Giolito gave up three hits and three runs in four innings, leading to a 9-3 win over Los Angeles. They will need a better performance from him if they want to get the win.

 

Rangers Trying To Snap Three-Game Losing Streak

The Rangers aren’t playing well at the moment, losing three straight games and four of their last five contests. They will try to put an end to their losing streak with a win over the White Sox, which will give them their second win in their last six games.

 

 

 

Texas is averaging 3.88 runs per game. Their .231 batting average is 29th in the league. Their .294 on base percentage is 30th, while their .375 slugging percentage is 28th.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa leads Texas with a .266 batting average, while Adolis Garcia leads the team with 30 home runs and 81 RBI.

Texas’ pitching also isn’t very good. Opponents have a .258 batting average against the Rangers, which is 28th in the league. Their 4.79 ERA is 24th, while their 1.35 WHIP is 21st.

In his last start, Lyles gave up three hits and no runs in seven innings, leading to an 8-1 win over Houston. They will need a similar effort from him if they want to win this game.







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