Texas Rangers (40-21)

Tue. 6/6 Wed. 6/7 Fri. 6/9 Sat. 6/10 Sun. 6/11
vs. StL 
W 6-4
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vs. StL 
L 0-1
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@ TB 
3:40 PM PT4:40 PM MT5:40 PM CT6:40 PM ET18:40 ET22:40 GMT6:40 3:40 PM MST5:40 PM EST4:40 PM CST6:10 PM VEN2:40 UAE (+1)4:40 PM CT
@ TB 
1:10 PM PT2:10 PM MT3:10 PM CT4:10 PM ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 PM MST3:10 PM EST2:10 PM CST3:40 PM VEN0:10 UAE (+1)2:10 PM CT
@ TB 
10:40 AM PT11:40 AM MT12:40 PM CT1:40 PM ET13:40 ET17:40 GMT1:40 10:40 AM MST12:40 PM EST11:40 AM CST1:10 PM VEN21:40 UAE11:40 AM CT

Best in majors: Rays, Rangers begin showdown

After completing a series sweep of the top team in the American League Central, the Tampa Bay Rays open a three-game series against the AL West-leading Texas Rangers on Friday night in St. Petersburg, Fla., in a matchup of the two teams with the best records in baseball.

Tampa Bay, in first place in the AL East, brings a major league-best 46-19 record into the contest and has won six in a row. The Rays completed their seventh series sweep of the season with a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday afternoon to improve their home record to a major league-best 29-6.

Texas, which leads the majors with 386 runs scored and a plus-154 run differential, is the only other team in the majors to hit the 40-win mark (40-21). The Rangers had a five-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday by the visiting St. Louis Cardinals, 1-0.

AVG: M. Semien.299
HR: A. García15
RBI: A. García52
SB: M. Semien7
W: N. Eovaldi8
ERA: N. Eovaldi2.24
Saves: W. Smith11
K: N. Eovaldi77
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .277 (1)
Runs: 386 (1)
Hits: 590 (1)
Home Runs: 79 (9)
Stolen Bases: 33 (24)
OBP: .344 (1)
SLG: .458 (4)
Total Bases: 975 (3)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.58 (4)
Runs Allowed: 232 (2)
Saves: 12 (27)
Strikeouts: 510 (24)
OpBA: .233 (5)
OBP: .297 (2)
SLG: .368 (2)
Run Support: 6.43 (1)
Date Player Transactions
6/7 R. Ortega Released
6/6 J. Barlow Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
6/5 J. Hernández Sent to Minors
6/5 S. Howard Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
6/5 S. Howard Removed From 60-Day IL (Right arm fatigue)
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Date Player Status
5/31 B. Miller Strained right oblique (on 10-day IL)
5/29 J. Barlow Illness (on 15-day IL)
5/24 E. Duran Mild right oblique discomfort (10-day IL)
5/8 T. Jankowski Strained right hamstring (10-day IL)
4/29 J. deGrom Right elbow surgery - out for season (on 60-day IL)
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