Rangers take aim at road series win against Indians

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25 Aug 2021, 17:05 GMT+10

The Texas Rangers bid for their archetypal bid triumph connected the roadworthy successful astir 2 months erstwhile they proceed their three-game acceptable against the Cleveland Indians connected Wednesday.

The Rangers flexed their muscles with a brace of three-run homers successful a 7-3 triumph implicit the Indians successful the bid opener connected Tuesday.Texas, which improved to 16-47 connected the roadworthy this season, took 2 of 3 games from the Oakland Athletics connected June 29-July 1 for its past bid triumph distant from Arlington.

Nathaniel Lowe highlighted a career-high, five-hit show by joining DJ Peters with three-run blasts connected Tuesday. Lowe is batting .474 (9-for-19) during his four-game hitting streak.

"It's an ebb-and-flow benignant of thing," Lowe said. "I'm liking the mode this small agelong is going, and hopefully we're going to physique connected this occurrence going forward."

Andy Ibanez carries a brace of streaks into Wednesday's contest. He has deed safely successful 8 consecutive games and recorded 4 consecutive multi-hit performances aft collecting 3 singles connected Tuesday.

Keeping Lowe, Ibanez and the remainder of the Rangers successful cheque volition beryllium the task of Cleveland right-hander Zach Plesac (7-4, 4.87 ERA), who volition instrumentality the mound connected Wednesday.

Plesac, 26, escaped with a no-decision successful his past outing contempt allowing six runs (five earned) connected six hits successful 4 2/3 innings against the Minnesota Twins. He allowed a mammoth homer to Miguel Sano, marking his 11th consecutive commencement successful which helium has been taken deep.

"My pitches consciousness good," Plesac said. "I'm trying to find that groove. I consciousness bully with everything, and I'm gonna proceed to conscionable support executing and marque definite I get those pitches down and deliberation astir the counts that if I gave up a deed erstwhile I was ahead, and conscionable proceed to spot however that lineup plays each the mode around, 2nd oregon 3rd clip facing them, successful antithetic situations, what they're looking for, and proceed to larn astir them."

Plesac has pitched good successful a brace of starts against the Rangers successful his career. He owns a 1-0 grounds with a 0.69 ERA successful those outings.

Texas was forced to execute a speedy two-step with its rotation aft right-handers Spencer Howard and Dane Dunning failed to articulation the squad successful Cleveland due to the fact that of wellness and information protocols. Right-handers Mike Foltynewicz and Drew Anderson, infielders Brock Holt and Charlie Culberson arsenic good arsenic catcher Jonah Heim are connected the COVID-19 list.

"We are continuing to instrumentality utmost precaution successful presumption of the wellness and information protocols," Rangers wide manager Chris Young said. "The squad is undergoing further investigating connected a regular basis. We person required masks astatine the park, edifice and buses. We are doing our champion to forestall further spread."

Left-hander Jake Latz volition marque his major-league debut connected Wednesday.

Latz, 25, posted a 1-1 grounds with a 4.69 ERA successful 15 appearances (13 starts) with Double-A Frisco and 0-0 people with a 7.00 ERA successful 2 starts with Triple-A Round Rock.

Lutz would beryllium omniscient to transportation cautiously to Amed Rosario, who is batting .409 (18-for-44) during his career-high, 10-game hitting streak. Rosario has 7 extra-base hits (four doubles, 1 triple, 2 homers) and 9 RBIs during that stretch.

Daniel Johnson went heavy connected Tuesday for his 2nd homer successful the past 4 games. He is 6-for-13 with 3 RBIs during his four-game hitting streak.

--Field Level Media

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