The Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Globe Life Field. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Atlanta Braves have scored 19 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 8 of their last 12 games. The Braves have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the Braves with 55 hits and 25 RBI, while Ozzie Albies and Austin Riley have combined for 82 hits and 50 RBI. Jared Shuster gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 8.31 ERA and 5 strikeouts this season. This will be Shuster’s first career game against the Rangers.
The Texas Rangers have scored 16 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Rangers have won 6 of their last 7 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Rangers with 49 hits and 34 RBI, while Nathaniel Lowe and Jonah Heim have combined for 82 hits and 56 RBI. Dane Dunning gets the ball, and he is 3-0 with a 1.72 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. This will be Dunning’s second career game against the Braves.
The Braves are 38-13 in their last 51 Tuesday games and 13-5 in their last 18 road games. The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 8-18 in their last 26 during game 2 of a series. The over is 4-1 in Braves last 5 Tuesday games. The under is 5-2 in Rangers last 7 overall. The Braves are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Texas and 2-7 in the last 9 meetings.
Jared Shuster has a limited sample size as a rookie pitcher, but he's been rocked through 8.2 innings, and this Rangers' lineup on the road isn't an easy spot to find your footing. Dane Dunning is off to a fine start with a 1.72 ERA and 0.86 WHIP through 31.1 innings. There's a clear pitching edge for the home team here. Give me the Rangers and whatever the line is.