The Texas Rangers are set to take on the Kansas City Royals today in what should be an exciting game for MLB fans across the globe. Both teams will be trying to put a run together heading into the month of September.
This game will be a great match up in terms of pitching. For the Rangers, Yu Darvish will need to have a stellar game if the Rangers want to stay competitive. He doesn't have the best ERA, but struck out 10 in his Tuesday game against the Tampa Bay. They will need the same type of effort from him if they want claim victory today. The Rangers come into this game with a record of 79-54, and they will try to take out the Royals when they face Chen.
For the Royals, Bruce Chen will also need to pitch a lights out game. Chen also has one of the worst ERA of any pitcher, but he made marketed improvements in his recent outings. They will need him to stay sharp and not have any mental lapses in today's game.
In terms of batting, the Texas Rangers are first in runs, first in batting average, and first in on base percentage. They are now first in the AL West division, and Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre to come up big in order to help them out in terms of offense.
The Royals are currently third in the AL Central division, and they are coming off a win over the Twins. They will try to keep their momentum going in today's game, and they will need Bulter to come up big on the sticks if they want to make this game competitive.