Preview: White Sox at Rangers

Current Conditions - Arlington
P/SUNNY 75 °F
Wind: S 9
5-Day Forecast
GAME: Chicago White Sox (8-9) at Texas Rangers (10-7)
DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 19 - 8:05 PM EST
WHERE: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
LINE: 115, -125 TOTAL: 9


The Texas Rangers had their most prolific offensive night of the young season and attempt to keep the hits and runs coming when they host the Chicago White Sox in Saturday’s second contest of a three-game set. Leonys Martin homered and had four RBIs during a three-hit outing and Texas racked up 18 hits while rolling to an easy 12-0 victory over the White Sox. Robinson Chirinos also had a homer among three hits as Texas won its fourth straight game.

Chicago has lost three consecutive games and the pitching deficiencies are becoming too commonplace as Friday’s contest marked the fourth time the White Sox have allowed 10 or more runs. Shortstop Alexei Ramirez extended his franchise-record hitting streak to start a season to 17 consecutive games as one of the few highlights in an opener in which Texas dominated. “I wish I could see this every night but I know that’s not possible,” Rangers manager Ron Washington told reporters after the contest.

TV:
8:05 p.m. ET, WGN (Chicago), FSN Southwest (Texas)

PITCHING MATCHUP: White Sox LH Jose Quintana (1-0, 2.37 ERA) vs. Rangers RH Colby Lewis (0-1, 6.75)

Quintana has allowed two or fewer earned runs in each of his first three starts. He took a no-decision in his last outing against Cleveland despite giving up just one run and five hits in six innings. Quintana is 1-0 with a 3.46 ERA in two career starts against Texas.

Lewis lost to Seattle on Monday in his first major-league start since injuring his arm 21 months ago. He gave up four runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings but didn’t walk anybody. Lewis is 3-3 with a 5.55 ERA in nine career appearances (seven starts) against Chicago.

WALK-OFFS

1. White Sox OF Adam Eaton departed the series opener after tweaking a hamstring but manager Robin Ventura said Eaton will play Saturday.

2. Rangers 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff went 2-for-5 with two RBIs on Friday to extend his hitting streak to nine games.

3. Chicago 1B Jose Abreu was hitless in four at-bats Friday and is 1-for-25 over the last seven games.

PREDICTION: Rangers 8, White Sox 6

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
Chi. White Sox 8-9 L3 6-4 2-5 1-2 6-4 0-1 1-2
Texas 10-7 W4 8-3 2-4 2-4 1-0 5-2 2-1

Last Meeting

Chi. White Sox Texas
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
4/18/14 CHW 0 TEX 12 .100 0 .262 .450 2 1.261

Player Stats

Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
CHW J. Abreu .000 0 .000
TEX P. Fielder 1.000 2 2.500
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
CHW J. Abreu 0 0 0
TEX L. Martin 1 2 4
Pitching ERA Avg K
CHW 13.50 .100 5
TEX 0.00 .450 8
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
CHW A. Ramirez .379 25 1.044
TEX L. Martin .315 17 .817
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
CHW A. Ramirez 4 13 14
TEX R. Chirinos 2 4 5
Pitching ERA Avg K
CHW 5.34 .258 124
TEX 3.65 .273 117

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home Away over/under
OPEN -110 -110
-115
9.5
Offshore Odds
5Dimes.eu -126
116
105
9
CarbonSports -124 114
100
9
GTBets.eu -126 116
100
9
Top Bet -125 115
-105
9
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF OFF
SBO.ag -129 109
100
9
BetDSI -123 113
-105
9
Sportsbook -124 114
100
9
BookMaker.eu
-123
113
-105
9
Vegas Odds
LVH -123 113
-125
9
Mirage -130 110
-120
9
Station -125 110
-125
9
Best home line Best road line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Chi. White Sox Overall Texas
8-9 W/L 10-7
7-10 RL W/L 6-11
11-6-0 O/U 7-10-0
5.12 Runs For 4.35
5.76 Runs Against 4.06
Chi. White Sox A/H Texas
2-5 W/L 8-3
3-4 RL W/L 3-8
4-3-0 O/U 4-7-0
4.71 Runs For 4.82
6.43 Runs Against 3.64