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Game Thread: 8/20 Rangers @ Padres

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Time to lock down the series.

MLB: Texas Rangers at San Diego Padres Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The Padres (14-12) are back in second place - tied with the Rockies - and are going for the series sweep tonight against the Rangers (10-13) with Dinelson Lamet on the mound.

San Diego’s bats are hot coming off three-straight games with a grand slam and the responsibility of cooling them down is on the shoulders of right-hander Kyle Gibson (1-2).

Can the Friars make it four in a row? They definitely need to before they have to face the 15-10 Astros in a three-game series at Petco.

Starting Lineup:

Tonight’s lineup is exactly the same as last night’s but LF Jurickson Profar and DH Josh Naylor are swapped in the #7 and #8 spots. Austin Hedges gets his second start in a row, as well.

Rangers

  • SP Brett Martin - 10-Day IL
  • RHP Juan Nicasio - Day-To-Day
  • RHP Ian Gibaut - Suspension
  • LF Willie Calhoun - Day-To-Day
  • SS Elvis Andrus - Day-To-Day

Padres

  • 1B Eric Hosmer - Day-To-Day
  • RHP Trey Wingenter - 60-Day IL
  • RHP Jose Castillo - 10-Day IL

Game info

  • Teams: Rangers @ Padres
  • Location: Petco Park
  • Time: 5:10pm
  • TV: FOX Sports San Diego
  • Radio: KWFN 97.3, XEMO 860
  • Weather: 81 degrees and mostly sunny