The Diamondbacks head to Texas for a short series with the Rangers. Follow this page for scores, updates, lineups and injury news.
Diamondbacks at Rangers
When: 5:05 p.m.
Where: Globe Life Park, Arlington, Texas.
Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke (12-7, 2.89) vs. Rangers RHP Bartolo Colon (6-10, 5.18).
TV/Radio: FSAZ/KTAR-AM (620), KHOV-FM (105.1).
Despite giving up only one run in seven innings, Greinke took the loss in his start last week against the Phillies. … The outing prolonged what has been an incredible stretch for Greinke, who has a 1.36 ERA in his past nine starts, during which he has just 10 walks with 57 strikeouts in 59 2/3 innings. … He hasn’t faced the Rangers since 2012, but he has faced DH Shin-Soo Choo extensively. Choo is 12 for 45 (.267) with one homer off him. … Colon beat the Seattle Mariners last week to pick up his 246th career win, making him the winningest Latin American-born pitcher in baseball history. … Colon was roughed up by the Diamondbacks in his start before that.
Rangersupdate: Since splitting a pair of games against the Diamondbacks at the end of July, the Rangers had won six of 10 games entering their series finale on Sunday against the New York Yankees. Over those 10 games, they’ve hit .291 as a team and averaged a whopping eight runs per game, reaching double-digits in runs five times. Four Rangers players have hit at least three home runs already this month: LF Joey Gallo (five), 2B Rougned Odor (four), 1B Ronald Guzman (three) and IF Jurickson Profar (three). Guzman hit all three of his on Friday night against the Yankees. The Diamondbacks will be facing a pair of veteran starters in RHP Bartolo Colon, whom they beat two weeks ago, and RHP Yovani Gallardo. Early in his career, Gallardo dominated the Diamondbacks nearly every time he faced them, but he has a 5.61 ERA against them since the start of 2013.
Tuesday: At Texas, 5:05 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (9-4, 3.18) vs. Rangers RHP Yovani Gallardo (7-1, 6.11).
Thursday: At San Diego, 7:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Clay Buchholz (5-2, 2.67) vs. Padres TBA.
Friday: At San Diego, 7:10 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (3-2, 4.83) vs. Padres TBA.