The Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays will meet on Wednesday from Arlington. All odds for all games can be found at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Rangers are trying to gain some momentum as the postseason nears and won for the second time in a row on Tuesday. Yu Darvish won his 13 game of the season by striking out 10 in 7 innings of work. Tonight the Rangers will send Matt Harrison to the mound who has won 3 of his last 4 decisions. Harrison is pitching to a 3.04 ERA in 169 innings of work this season.
The Rays had a lot of chances to win the game yesterday, but were not able to convert in the clutch when they needed to. James Shields had a very solid seven innings of work on the mound and came away with a no decision. Tonight Tampa will start Alex Cobb who has won his last four starts. In 102 innings of work Cobb is pitching to a 4.32 ERA.
Texas is 6-1 in their last seven games overall, 5-1 in their last six games against a team with a winning record, and 36-15 in Harrison’s last 51 starts. Tampa Bay is 4-1 in their last five games as a road underdog, 14-7 in their last 21 games overall, and 5-0 in Cobb’s last five starts. Tampa Bay is 2-6 in the last eight meetings of these two.
This should definitely be more of a pitchers duel then the total for runs indicates. Give us the under for total run scored in this game at the sportsbook.