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Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros Pregame Notes: Gray vs. Verlander

The Texas Rangers play Game 3 of a four-game series against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Saturday

Texas Rangers (18-20) at Houston Astros (25-15)

Saturday, May 21, 2022

6:10 PM CT

Minute Maid Park | Houston, TX

Roof Closed



TEX: RHP Jon Gray (1-1, 5.73)


HOU: RHP Justin Verlander (5-1, 1.38)

May 9, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jon Gray delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Yankee Stadium.
Mar 24, 2022; Mesa, Arizona, USA; Texas Rangers pitcher Jon Gray (22) on the mound in the first inning during a spring training game against the Oakland Athletics at Hohokam Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports


Texas Rangers

TV: Bally Sports Southwest

Radio: KRLD, 105.3 The Fan, KFLC 1270 AM

Houston Astros

TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest

Radio: 790AM KBME and FM 94.5


Texas Rangers Starting Lineup

1. LF Brad Miller

2. 2B Marcus Semien

3. SS Corey Seager

4. CF Adolis García

5. RF Kole Calhoun

6. C Jonah Heim

7. DH Mitch Garver

8. 1B Nathaniel Lowe

9. LF Andy Ibáñez


Houston Astros Starting Lineup

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1. CF Jose Siri

2. LF Michael Brantley

3. 3B Alex Bregman

4. DH Yordan Alvarez

5. 1B Yuri Gurriel

6. RF Kyle Tucker

7. 2B Aledmys Díaz

8. C Jason Castro

9. SS Jeremy Peña

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Rangers Notes

According to STATS, May 20 was the first time in Major League history that the following events occurred on the same day:

Rangers left-handed pitcher Martín Pérez threw a complete-game shutout;

Arizona’s Josh Rojas had a three-home run game;

The Diamondbacks and the Cubs played a game in which 10 or more home runs were hit;

Boston’s Trevor Story hit a grand slam;

The Nationals turned a triple play;

The Orioles Rougned Odor, a former Ranger, hit a walk-off home run.

Rangers Transactions

May 20

RHP Nick Snyder (#57) recalled from Round Rock (AAA)

RHP Josh Sborz optioned to Round Rock (AAA)

Rangers Injury Report

10-Day/15-Day Injured List

RHP Albert Abreu (ankle sprain): Abreu began a rehab assignment at Triple A Round Rock on Wednesday. He has thrown two innings at Round Rock in two appearances, throwing a scoreless inning on Friday.

60-Day Injured List

RHP Jonathan Hernández (Tommy John surgery): Progressing well in rehab. Eligible to return June 6, though he might be a bit behind that timeline.

RHP José Leclerc (Tommy John surgery): Like Hernández, Leclerc is also progressing well in rehab and is eligible to return on June 6. Leclerc is a bit ahead in his timeline and could return upon eligibility.

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