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Preview: Rays (73-78) at Rangers (58-91)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Globe Life Park in Arlington
Date: August 13, 2014 8:05 PM EDT
  

Tampa Bay Rays starters haven't allowed a run halfway through this four-game series and the club has won four straight road starts by Chris Archer.

He'll try to help the Rays bounce back from a rare road defeat in Wednesday night's matchup with the Texas Rangers.

Drew Smyly earned his first win for Tampa Bay (58-61) with 7 2-3 innings in Monday's 7-0 win before Jeremy Hellickson lasted six the next night. The problem for the Rays was that their bullpen blew a two-run lead in a 3-2, 14-inning defeat - just their sixth in their last 25 road games.

The Rays have set an AL record by allowing three runs or fewer in 16 straight road games, with the 1908 Chicago Cubs holding the all-time record of 21.

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Archer (7-6, 3.33 ERA) will get the ball next after going 2-0 with a 1.95 ERA in his last four road starts - all in this 25-game span for Tampa Bay. He allowed two runs over six innings Friday in a 4-3, 10-inning road win over the Cubs.

The right-hander has never pitched in Arlington, going 0-0 with a 2.77 ERA in two home outings against the Rangers. Adrian Beltre has a single in six at_bats against him and Alex Rios a single in four.

Rios is expected to be back in the lineup after not starting the first two games of this series due to a sprained right ankle suffered in Sunday's 6-2 victory at Houston. He pinch hit in Tuesday's win, and Wednesday figures to either be in right field or serve as the designated hitter depending on how much pain he still has.

"Since I'm going to be standing on my feet every day, it's something I'll have to deal with the rest of the year," Rios told MLB's official website. "I just have to go day by day and see how it feels."

Rios has just four hits in his last 29 at_bats. Shin-Soo Choo, plagued by an ankle problem throughout the season, has played in right field the last two games with Daniel Robertson and Jim Adduci getting starts in left.

Texas (47-72) prevailed Tuesday when Adam Rosales walked with the bases loaded in the 14th to boost the AL's worst home record to 22-34. The Rangers haven't won consecutive games in Arlington since June 27-28 over Minnesota.

Leonys Martin notched the first four-hit game of his career as the center fielder broke out of a 6-for-54 slump over his previous 16 games.

The Rangers' Miles Mikolas (1-4, 6.57) has shown some recent improvement as a starter as he looks for his first win at home, where he is 0-3 with a 13.17 ERA in three starts with opponents batting .406 off him.

The right-hander's last two outings have been on the road, with Mikolas yielding a total of three runs in 12 innings. Mikolas, whose ERA was 10.05 four starts ago, has never faced Tampa Bay.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Rays at Rangers
Mon, Aug 11 Final 7 to 0
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Rays at Rangers
Tue, Aug 12 Final 2 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Rays at Rangers
Wed, Aug 13 Final 10 to 1
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
Rays at Rangers
Thu, Aug 14 Final 6 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TAM  -140   +110   9 
 TEX  +130   -130   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TAM  -144   +105   9 
 TEX  +134   -125   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TAM  76%   83%   28% 
 TEX  24%   17%   72% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Aug 12, 2014  Score  ATS Results 
 TAM 2 Under: 5 
 TEX 3 Cover: +110 
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 Aug 11, 2014  Score  ATS Results 
 TAM 7 Cover: +100 
 TEX 0 Under: 7 
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 Apr 6, 2014  Score  ATS Results 
 TEX 3 Cover: +100 
 TAM 0 Under: 3 
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 Apr 5, 2014  Score  ATS Results 
 TEX 4 Over: 9 
 TAM 5 Cover: +100 
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 Apr 4, 2014  Score  ATS Results 
 TEX 1 Over: 9 
 TAM 8 Cover: +100 
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 MLB PREVIEWS
 Wednesday, Aug 13
 
    Red Sox at Reds
12:35 PM EDT
    Twins at Astros
2:10 PM EDT
    White Sox at Giants
3:45 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Indians
4:05 PM EDT
    Rockies at Padres
6:40 PM EDT
    Yankees at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
    Pirates at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Braves
7:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
    Nationals at Mets
7:10 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Indians
7:35 PM EDT
    Rays at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
    Brewers at Cubs
8:05 PM EDT
    Athletics at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Angels
10:05 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Mariners
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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