Chicago White Sox vs. Texas Rangers Series Preview

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May 31, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers left fielder Josh Hamilton (32) follows through on his two run walk off double against the Boston Red Sox during a baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers News and Notes

  • Josh Hamilton is batting .273 with two home runs in seven games with the Rangers this year.
  • Fielder is crushing the ball this year, slugging .563 which would be his highest since 2011.
  • Lewis is 5-3 in nine career starts against the White Sox, but with an ERA of 4.40.
  • Joey Gallo will be making his Major League debut to replace the injured Adrian Beltre.
  • Texas is fifth in MLB in runs per game with 4.57.
  • As a pitching staff the teams ERA is 4.19 which ranks 24th in baseball.

May 6, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

White Sox News and Notes

  • Abreu is expected to return to the White Sox after missing the previous two games with a jammed finger.
  • The White Sox pitching staff has an ERA of 4.15 which is just above the Rangers.
  • With 390 strikeouts the White Sox rank just above the league average of 386.
  • Having 113 walks as team ranks third from last in all of baseball.
  • Sale’s career numbers against the Rangers are among his worst, with a 4.62 career ERA and seven home runs allowed.

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