Skubal has 9 strikeouts in 6 innings Canha and Meadows homer as Tigers beat Rays 7-1

Texas Rangers (3-1) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (2-3) St. Petersburg, Florida; Tuesday, 6:50 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Andrew Heaney (0-0); Rays: Zach Eflin (0-1, 9.53 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, five strikeouts) : Rays -155, Rangers +130; over/under is 8 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Texas Rangers face the Tampa Bay Rays with a 1-0 series lead. Tampa Bay had a 99-63 record overall and a 53-28 record in home games last season. The Rays pitching staff had a collective 3.86 ERA last season while averaging 9.4 strikeouts and 2.7 walks per nine innings. Texas went 90-72 overall and 40-41 in road games a season ago. The Rangers slugged .452 as a team last season with 3.6 extra base hits per game. INJURIES: Rays: Josh Lowe: 10-Day IL (hip), Jonny Deluca: 10-Day IL (hand), Jonathan Aranda: 10-Day IL (finger), Taylor Walls: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Taj Bradley: 15-Day IL (pectoral), Shane Baz: 15-Day IL (elbow), Jeffrey Springs: 60-Day IL (elbow), Drew Rasmussen: 60-Day IL (elbow), Shane McClanahan: 60-Day IL (forearm) Rangers: Joshua Jung: day-to-day (wrist), Max Scherzer: 15-Day IL (back), Tyler Mahle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: 15-Day IL (lat), Nate Lowe: 10-Day IL (oblique), Michael Lorenzen: 15-Day IL (neck), Jacob deGrom: 60-Day IL (elbow), Carson Coleman: 60-Day IL (elbow) ------ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.