White Sox welcome Rangers to start 3-game series

Texas Rangers (26-30, third in AL West) vs. Chicago White Sox (26-29, third in AL Central)

Chicago; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

LIKELY TO PITCH: Rangers: Glenn Otto (4-2, 4.24 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 33 strikeouts); White Sox: Davis Martin (0-2, 4.35 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, eight strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK ROW: White Sox -126, Rangers +106; over/under is 9 points

BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago White Sox host the Texas Rangers on Friday to begin a three-game series.

Chicago is 12-15 at home and 26-29 overall. The White Sox are 20-6 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Texas is 26-30 overall and 13-14 on the road. The Rangers hit 70 total home runs to rank fourth in the AL.

The teams meet Friday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Luis Robert has five doubles, six homers and 20 RBIs while hitting .281 for the White Sox. Jose Abreu is 12 for 38 with two homers in the last 10 games.

Adolis Garcia has 10 doubles, two triples and 10 home runs for the Rangers. Marcus Semien is 14-for-42 with one brace and five homers in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 4-6, .259 batting average, 3.74 ERA, outscored by 11 runs

Rangers: 4-6, .239 batting average, 3.16 ERA, outscored by one point

INJURIES: White Sox: Jake Burger: Day-to-Day (Leg), Vince Velasquez: 15-Day HE (Groin), Tim Anderson: 10-Day HE (Groin), Joe Kelly: 15-Day HE (Hamstring) , Lance Lynn: IL 60 days (knee), Garrett Hook: IL 60 days (elbow), Eloy Jimenez: IL 10 days (hamstring), Yermin Mercedes: IL 10 days (hand), Jonathan Stiever: IL 60 days ( lat.)

Rangers: Brett Martin: IL 10 days (covid-19), Josh Smith: IL 10 days (shoulder), Brad Miller: IL 10 days (hip), Jose Leclerc: IL 60 days (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: IL 60 days (elbow)

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