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Week 14 Recap: A .500 Week and Detroit Tigers Series Preview

Taking on the Tigers after an acceptable week

Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images

Season record: 33-51

Week 14 record: 3-3

Series record: 9-16, 2 split

The Rangers won the series in Oakland earlier last week before heading to Seattle and losing that series. They did however win the middle game in Seattle which was their first win in Seattle since July 23, 2019. Texas had lost 13 straight in Seattle before that win.

It was also announced that the Rangers will have three All-Stars this year. Adolis Garcia who will be the 5th rookie to represent the Rangers in the All-Star Game. Joey Gallo will play in, technically, his second consecutive All-Star Game after the 2020 game was canceled because of the pandemic. Finally, Kyle Gibson, the AL ERA leader, will also head to Denver next week for the game.

The Rangers are now back home for a six game home-stand before the ASG break. They’ll play three games against the 38-46 Detroit Tigers. Tonight’s game will matchup Wily Peralta for the Tigers and Kolby Allard for the Rangers. This will be Peralta’s second career start and seventh appearance against Texas. He has a career 3.84 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 10.1 innings against the Rangers, that one other start took place in 2013. This will be Allard’s first career start against Detroit.

José Ureña will pitch for the Tigers on Tuesday in his second career start against Texas. Ureña last pitched against the Rangers in 2017 where he gave up five runs on four hits and four walks in five innings of work. He’s currently 2-8 in 15 starts this season with a 6.22 ERA in 72.1 innings of work.

Dane Dunning will start for the Rangers and face Detroit for the second time in his career. Last season for the White Sox, Dunning made one start against the Tigers and gave up three runs on five hits and a walk in 4.1 innings.

In Wednesday afternoon’s series finale, Gibson will make his final start before the All-Star break. Gibson is 10-9 with a 5.43 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in 23 career games against the Tigers. Casey Mize will make his first career start against the Rangers. Mize is 5-5 this season with a 3.55 ERA in 16 starts.