2021-09-18
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Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Prediction & Preview



 

 

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The Chicago White Sox will be trying to snap their two-game losing streak when they face the Texas Rangers in the first game of their three-game weekend series on Friday night.

Dylan Cease, 11-7, 4.22 ERA, will get the start for the White Sox. The Rangers will counter with Taylor Hearn, 6-4, 3.99 ERA.

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

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

 

White Sox Trying To End Slump

The White Sox have struggled over the past week and they’ve lost five of their last eight games. They will try to turn things around with a win over the Rangers, which will give them their fourth win in their last nine games and fifth straight win over the Rangers.

 

 

Chicago is averaging 4.98 runs per game. Their .255 batting average is fifth in the league. Their .334 on base percentage is third, while their .421 slugging percentage is ninth.

Tim Anderson leads Chicago with a .300 batting average, while Jose Abreu leads the team with 29 home runs and 109 RBI.

Chicago’s pitching is among the best in the league. Opponents have a .227 batting average against the White Sox, which is fourth in the league. Their 3.77 ERA is sixth, while their 1.20 WHIP is fifth.

In his last start, Cease gave up four hits and seven runs in 2.2 innings, leading to a 9-8 loss to Boston. They will need a significantly better effort from him if they want to win this game.

 

Rangers Going For Fourth Win In Six Games

The Rangers are playing well at the moment and they’ve won three of their last five games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the White Sox, which will give them their fourth win in their last six games.

 

Texas is averaging 3.92 runs per game. Their .231 batting average is 29th in the league. Their .294 on base percentage is 30th, while their .377 slugging percentage is 28th.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa leads Texas with a .265 batting average, while Adolis Garcia leads the team with 30 home runs and 81 RBI.

Texas’ pitching also isn’t good. Opponents have a .257 batting average against the Rangers, which is 25th in the league. Their 4.72 ERA is 22nd, while their 1.34 WHIP is 19th.

In his last start, Hearn gave up five hits and three runs in six innings, leading to a 4-3 win over Oakland. They will need another solid effort from him if they want to get the win.







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