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Texas Rangers' Nathaniel Lowe, left, celebrates with Andy Ibanez and Dennis Santana, right, after the Rangers defeated the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, May 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Tampa Bay Rays (28-21, third in the AL East) vs. Texas Rangers (24-24, third in the AL West)

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

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Jeffrey Springs (2-2, 1.62 ERA, .81 WHIP, 33 strikeouts); Rangers: Jon Gray (1-2, 5.56 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 32 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rays -128, Rangers +108; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Texas Rangers host the Tampa Bay Rays looking to continue a six-game home winning streak.

Texas has a 12-12 record in home games and a 24-24 record overall. The Rangers are 1-7 in games decided by one run.

Tampa Bay is 11-10 in road games and 28-21 overall. Rays hitters have a collective .376 slugging percentage to rank 10th in the AL.

Wednesday's game is the third time these teams match up this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Corey Seager has five doubles and 11 home runs for the Rangers. Kole Calhoun is 13-for-40 with three doubles and a home run over the last 10 games.

Yandy Diaz has three doubles and three home runs while hitting .255 for the Rays. Ji-Man Choi is 7-for-25 with two doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 6-4, .280 batting average, 3.24 ERA, outscored opponents by 18 runs

Rays: 5-5, .204 batting average, 3.13 ERA, outscored by one run

INJURIES: Rangers: Brad Miller: 10-Day IL (hip), Jose Leclerc: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Rays: Wander Franco: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Andrew Kittredge: 15-Day IL (back), JT Chargois: 60-Day IL (oblique), Chris Mazza: 60-Day IL (back), Brandon Lowe: 10-Day IL (back), Shane Baz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Luis Patino: 60-Day IL (oblique), Brendan McKay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Pete Fairbanks: 60-Day IL (lat), Tyler Glasnow: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Anderson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60-Day IL (elbow)


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