Texas Rangers (12-17) at Tampa Bay Rays (16-14)
|Date & Time||Sunday May 10, 2015, 1:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays / Texas Rangers --- Over/Under:
The Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays end a four-game series Sunday afternoon.
The Texas Rangers look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. The Rangers have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Rangers have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 41 hits and 14 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Robinson Chirinos have combined for 23 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won five of their last seven games on the road. Wandy Rodriguez gets the ball, and he’s 1-1 with a 3.12 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Rodriguez is 0-2 with a 5.09 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Rays have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four straight games. The Rays have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 31 hits and 12 RBI while Steven Souza Jr. and Logan Forsythe have combined for 26 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have won seven of their last eight games on their home field. Jake Odorizzi takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 2.21 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Odorizzi is 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 20-42 in their last 62 vs. American League East and 2-7 in their last 9 during game 4 of a series. The Rays are 38-18 in their last 56 during game 4 of a series and 4-1 in Odorizzis last 5 starts on astroturf. The Rangers are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings.
The Rays are on fire on their home field. Tampa Bay has to be the pick here until they start losing.