Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 8/15/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (58-56) at Texas Rangers (56-57)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
C Archer (10-8) (2.68) vs. C Lewis (12-5) (4.61)
The Line: Texas Rangers +128 / Tampa Bay Rays -138 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays look to stay in the postseason hunt with a win at the Texas Rangers Saturday.
The Tampa Bay Rays are trying to regroup and get themselves back in the playoff picture. The Rays took a step back from their goal with a 5-3 loss at Texas that put an end to a four game winning streak. Starter Nathan Karns gave up two runs on two hits and five free passes over 4.2 frames with Steven Geltz and Jake McGee allowing three runs. The bats totaled 12 hits with Evan Longoria rapping a two run double with Desmond Jennings smacking a run scoring single. Chris Archer toes the rubber against the Rangers for the second time on the season. Archer did not get a decision in a 4-3 win versus the Mets with three runs plated on four hits and four BB in six innings.
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The Texas Rangers are looking for a return to consistent winning but have been going the wrong way with defeats in three of four before knocking off the visiting Rays Friday. Starter Martin Perez allowed all three runs (two earned) on eight hits through six innings for a no decision. The offense managed six hits and walked five times with Josh Hamilton cracking a two run homer while Delino DeShields Jr. going solo with a pair of runs. The Rangers are slated to start Colby Lewis against visiting Tampa Bay on Saturday. Lewis comes off of a 4-2 defeat at Seattle with four runs allowed (three earned) on five hits including two bombs in eight frames.
The over is 7-1 in Tampa Bay’s last 8 overall and the under is 9-3 in their last 12 Saturday games while the Rays are 5-12 in their last 17 games on grass. Texas are 8-3 in their last 11 games as an underdog and are 2-7 in Lewis' last 9 Saturday starts while the over is 13-5-1 in Lewis' last 19 starts on grass. The under is 5-1-2 in the last 8 meetings. This one looks like a coin flip…