Texas Rangers and Houston Astros face off in the first of the three-game series tonight. The game tips off at 7:00 PM EST in Minute Maid Park. FOX Sports Southwest will be doing the TV coverage while the game can be watched online live on FuboTV.
In the last series encounter between the teams, the Astros swept the three-game series at Globe Life Park. It’s time for the Rangers to make it even.
Date and Time: June 12th, 2017 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Minute Maid Park
TV: FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports New Orleans (US Regional)
Rangers’ third baseman Adrian Beltre returned to the lineup on Saturday and went 1-for-3 with a walk in the Rangers’ 6-3, 11-inning win against the Nationals.
The Rangers will send Yu Darvish to take the pitch in Monday’s series opener against the Astros. Darvish is going 0-2 with a 4.42 ERA in his last three starts.
Darvish took the hit against the Astros on June 2 at Globe Life Park. Astros shortstop Carlos Correa hammered a three-run home run off Darvish and the Astros went on to a 7-1 victory. He threw for five innings.
The Rangers’ offense has hit .218 off Astros pitching in last seven games.
As Houston begins its third series against the Rangers this season on Monday, Joe Musgrove is set to make the start. The right-handed starter is coming off from the disabled list after suffering from a right shoulder discomfort.
The Astros are 6-1 against the Rangers this year and have outscored their northern in-state division foes 48-28.