Texas meets the LA Dodgers on Wednesday in the final game of a two-game interleague series. The Rangers have lost five straight games, including a 12-5 defeat on Tuesday from Chavez Ravine.
The Rangers will send veteran southpaw Cole Hamels to the mound, who is 3-6 with a 3.86 ERA. Hamels, who hasn’t pitched against the Dodgers since 2014, allowed five runs and two homers to Houston in his last start. He’s now allowed eight homers in his last four starts.
The Dodgers have won four of their last five games to creep back into NL West contention. They’ll send right-hander Kenta Maeda to the mound, who is 4-4 with a 3.61 ERA. This is his first start since May 30, after dealing with a hip strain. He’s 4-3 with a 3.64 ERA in eight career interleague starts but has never faced Texas.
The LA Dodgers are just killing the ball lately. They’ve gone over in six straight and have scored an average of 8.4 runs per game over their last 10. Hamels is struggling so they may go over the total by themselves. The Rangers are 4-1 Over their last 5 after a loss. The Dodgers are 12-3-1 Over their last 16 overall and 8-2-1 Over their last 11 during game 2 of a series.