SATURDAY SLUGGER MLB #1
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Houston Astros (29-29) at Texas Rangers (20-38)
Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 7:05 pm
The Astros and Rangers have played a couple of higher-scoring games in the first two games of this series and I can’t help but feel a 3rd high-scoring affair is on tap here. Lance McCullers Jr. absolutely stinks on the road, going 0-3 with an 8.84 ERA, allowing 23 runs, 19 earned, in 19.1 innings away from Minute Maid Park this season. On the other hand, Kyle Gibson’s been a train wreck all year, sitting at 2-6 with a 5.87 ERA, including an 0-5 record with a 7.18 ERA in five home starts this season. I wouldn’t be surprised if both starters were chased early, so give me the over here as it seems to be the only sensible play in this matchup.