10:10 pm
June 12

Rangers @ Dodgers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Texas Rangers (24-40)

@ Los Angeles Dodgers (38-25)


Starting Pitchers:

Allard (TEX): 1-2; 3.41 ERA

Bauer (LAD) 6-4; 2.40 ERA


Current odds:

Texas Rangers: (+255)

Los Angeles Dodgers: (-295)


Pujols had a home run among his two hits Friday and is expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday night in the middle game of a three-game series against the visiting Texas Rangers. The Dodgers had five home runs in total during a 12-1 victory over Rangers on Friday. More playing time could be on the way for Pujols after Max Muncy left Friday’s series opener with right side tightness. Muncy had one of three Dodgers home runs in the first inning before he departed.

There was a chance Pujols, 41, would have been in Saturday’s starting lineup anyway since the Rangers will send left-hander Kolby Allard (1-2, 3.41) to the mound. In his fourth big league season, Allard has never faced the Dodgers. Allard is starting for the third time since moving into the rotation and he will be tasked with ending the Rangers’ 16-game road losing streak. It is tied for longest such streak in franchise history, matching the Washington Senators in their debut season of 1961.

Texas will have to face Dodgers right-hander Trevor Bauer (6-4, 2.40) on Saturday. He enters after absorbing the loss in two of his past three starts, including his most recent outing Sunday at Atlanta, giving up three earned runs on six hits over six innings.

In six career starts against the Rangers, Bauer is 1-0 with a 4.06 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings.

StreakSmarter Pick
Los Angeles Dodgers