The Rangers are coming off an ugly series in Minnesota, where Texas dropped three of four games. In Texas' three losses against the Twins, the Rangers only scored six runs combined.
Texas' offense will be tested again on Tuesday as they take on New York Yankees ace C.C. Sabathia. Sabathia is 7-4 on the season with a 3.15 ERA and 1.24 WHIP. He's struck out 75 in exactly 100 innings pitched, while holding opponents to a .251 batting average against.
Texas, though, will counter with somebody who's been better than Sabathia - Alexi Ogando. Ogando has been nothing shy of excellent this year for Texas - and his 7-0 record matches that. Ogando is also the owner of a 2.10 ERA, .90 WHIP and .188 batting average against.
Ogando won't be facing off against Derek Jeter of the Yankees, who has had his quest for 3,000 hits sidelined for now with a Grade 1 calf strain. While I doubt many Rangers fans wanted to see Jeter get hit No. 3000 against Texas, getting his .649 OPS out of the lineup for New York makes their lineup better.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. EDT, 6:05 CDT.