A winning streak will be on the line for the Texas Rangers on Thursday when they battle the Oakland Athletics at Rangers Ballpark.
Lefthander Dallas Braden will take the mound for the Athletics to start this game. Braden is 2-2 this season with a 2.52 ERA.
The Rangers will counter Braden with ace VicentePadilla. RighthanderPadilla has a 8.27 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.
Odds aren’t yet posted for this game, so check back later for the opening line and total.
Nelson Cruz’s RBI-single in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted the Rangers past the Athletics 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Texas won as -145 home favorites as the game played under the 10-run total listed by sportsbooks.
Cruz finished with two runs batted in for the Rangers, while KevinMillwood allowed two earned runs over eight innings to earn the win for Texas.
RyanSweeney was 2-for-4 with a homer for Oakland, as MichaelWuertz was handed the loss after allowing the single to Cruz in the eighth.
Current streak: Texas has won 2 straight games.
Team records: Oakland: 7-11 SU Texas: 10-10 SU
Oakland most recently: When playing on Thursday are 5-5 Before playing Seattle are 4-6 After playing Texas are 4-6 After a loss are 4-6
Texas most recently: When playing on Thursday are 6-4 Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4 After playing Oakland are 6-4 After a win are 5-5
A few trends to consider: Oakland is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games when playing Texas Oakland is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games Oakland is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Texas Oakland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games Texas is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Oakland Texas is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games when playing Oakland Texas is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Next up: Oakland at Seattle, Friday, May 1 Texas home to Chi White Sox, Friday, May 1
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