The Texas Rangers wrap up their next-to-last home series on Sunday afternoon when they host the Cleveland Guardians at 1:35 p.m. at Globe Life Field.
The Rangers (65-86) have just 11 games remaining on the schedule, while the Guardians (85-67) need either a win or a Chicago White Sox loss today to claim the American League Central crown.
The Rangers lost Saturday’s game 4-2, with Marcus Semien and Sam Huff each hitting solo home runs for Texas.
The Rangers lost Friday’s game 6-3, after reliever Taylor Hearn surrendered five runs in the top of the sixth inning.
Rangers interim manager Tony Beasley has a record of 14-23 going into Sunday.
Rangers right fielder Adolis García returns to the starting lineup after missing Saturday’s game due to being hit in the left wrist by a pitch on Friday night.
Sunday will also serve as a day to honor Tom Grieve, the Rangers Hall of Famer who is ending his 55-year career with the organization as a player, team executive and television analyst this season.
The Rangers are off Monday before starting their final road trip of the season in Seattle, which just agreed to a contract extension with pitcher Luis Castillo.
Here is a preview of today game.
Cleveland Guardians (85-67) at Texas Rangers (65-86)
Sept. 25, 2022, Globe Life Field, Arlington, Tex., 1:35 p.m. CT
TEX: LHP Cole Ragans (0-2, 5.40)
CLE: RHP Aaron Civale (2-6, 5.29)
Rangers Pre-Game Transactions:
Rangers Injury List:
P Spencer Howard (15-day, right shoulder impingement), placed on Aug. 10 (retroactive to Aug. 8), eligible to return. He is on a rehab stint at Triple-A Round Rock.
OF Brad Miller (60-day, right hip strain), placed on Sept. 9. Moved to 60-Day IL on Monday. He will not return this season.
OF Eli White (60-day, right wrist fracture), placed on June 13. He is out for the rest of the season.
C Mitch Garver (60-day, right forearm flexor tendon repair surgery), placed on July 11. He will not return this season.
P Josh Sborz, placed on 15-Day IL on Aug. 30. Moved to 60-Day IL on Sept. 1. He is out for the season.
OF Nick Solak (50-day, right foot fracture), placed on Sept. 21. He is out for the season.
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Texas Rangers Starting Lineup
2B Marcus Semien
SS Corey Seager
1B Nathaniel Lowe
RF Adolis García
C Jonah Heim
3B Josh Jung
DH Kole Calhoun
LF Josh Smith
CF Leody Taveras
Cleveland Guardians Starting Lineup
LF Steven Kwan
SS Amed Rosario
DH José Ramírez
RF Oscar Gonzalez
1B Owen Miller
3B Gabriel Arias
2B Tyler Freeman
C Luke Maile
CF Myles Straw
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