The Texas Rangers (24-21) head to Boston to take on the Red Sox (22-21) in their first meeting of the year. The red hot Rangers are second in the AL West, going 9-1 in their last 10 games fueled by the hot bat of shortstop Elvis Andrus. Andrus is batting .283 with 5 homers and 20 RBI and looks to stay hot on the road. From the mound, Yu Darvish has been to start the year boasting a 5-2 record with a 2.83 ERA. The Rangers look to continue their recent momentum in Boston this week.
The key to this series for the Red Sox pitching staff will be keeping the ball in the ballpark, as Texas is 6th in the league in homers with 62. At the plate, the Sox need to take advantage of not having to face Yu Darvish and score runs early in the game as to slow down the Rangers recent momentum. This series could be huge for the Red Sox as they are currently 4 games back behind the Yankees who take on the struggling Royals this week.