Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers play in game 2 of series
The Texas Rangers bring a 1-0 lead into the next game of the series against the Detroit Tigers
Texas Rangers (34-19, first in the AL West) vs. Detroit Tigers (25-27, second in the AL Central)
Detroit; Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Martin Perez (6-1, 3.83 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 41 strikeouts); Tigers: Alex Faedo (1-2, 4.15 ERA, .74 WHIP, 22 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Rangers -133, Tigers +112; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Texas Rangers take a 1-0 lead into the next game of the series against the Detroit Tigers.
Detroit has a 13-12 record in home games and a 25-27 record overall. The Tigers have an 18-2 record in games when they scored at least five runs.
Texas has a 34-19 record overall and an 18-11 record in road games. The Rangers are 30-6 in games when they record eight or more hits.
Tuesday's game is the second meeting between these teams this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Riley Greene leads Detroit with five home runs while slugging .446. Matt Vierling is 11-for-36 with two home runs and five RBI over the last 10 games.
Marcus Semien leads the Rangers with a .298 batting average, and has 13 doubles, two triples, eight home runs, 25 walks and 44 RBI. Josh Jung is 16-for-38 with three home runs and 10 RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 5-5, .226 batting average, 4.65 ERA, outscored by seven runs
Rangers: 8-2, .293 batting average, 2.66 ERA, outscored opponents by 41 runs
INJURIES: Tigers: Matt Vierling: day-to-day (back), Spencer Turnbull: 15-Day IL (neck), Beau Brieske: 60-Day IL (arm), Freddy Pacheco: 60-Day IL (elbow), Austin Meadows: 60-Day IL (anxiety), Kerry Carpenter: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Matt Manning: 60-Day IL (foot), Trey Wingenter: 15-Day IL (biceps), Tarik Skubal: 60-Day IL (elbow), Casey Mize: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Rangers: Ezequiel Duran: 10-Day IL (oblique), Jacob deGrom: 15-Day IL (elbow), Spencer Howard: 60-Day IL (lat), Mitch Garver: 10-Day IL (knee), Jake Odorizzi: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Glenn Otto: 60-Day IL (lat), Brett Martin: 60-Day IL (shoulder)