The Texas Rangers (82-64) and Cleveland Guardians (69-78) clash on Friday at 7:10 PM ET, beginning a three-game series at Progressive Field.

The Rangers will give the ball to Jon Gray (8-7, 3.78 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 9 on the season, and the Guardians will turn to Lucas Giolito (7-13, 4.89 ERA).

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Rangers vs. Guardians Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, September 15, 2023
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSGL
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Venue: Progressive Field
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Gray - TEX (8-7, 3.78 ERA) vs Giolito - CLE (7-13, 4.89 ERA)

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Rangers Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Jon Gray

  • Gray (8-7) will take the mound for the Rangers, his 27th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up three earned runs and allowed four hits in 2 2/3 innings pitched against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
  • The 31-year-old has an ERA of 3.78 and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .246 in 26 games this season.
  • In 26 starts this season, he's earned a quality start in 11 of them.
  • In 26 starts this season, Gray has lasted five or more innings 21 times, with an average of 5.6 innings per appearance.
  • He has four appearances this season with zero earned runs allowed out of his 26 chances this season.

Jon Gray vs. Guardians

  • The Guardians have scored 591 runs this season, which ranks 28th in MLB. They have 1239 hits, 16th in baseball, with 111 home runs (30th in the league).
  • The Guardians have gone 5-for-23 with two home runs and four RBI in one game against the right-hander this season.

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Guardians Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Lucas Giolito

  • Giolito gets the start for the Guardians, his 30th of the season. He is 7-13 with a 4.89 ERA and 177 strikeouts through 163 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty last appeared on Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels, when he tossed seven innings, allowing four earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • In 29 games this season, the 29-year-old has amassed an ERA of 4.89, with 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .240 against him.
  • Giolito has collected 13 quality starts this season.
  • Giolito is looking to record his 25th start of five or more innings this year in this outing.
  • He has had three appearances this season that he held his opponents to zero earned runs.
  • The 29-year-old's 4.89 ERA ranks 42nd, 1.283 WHIP ranks 36th, and 9.7 K/9 ranks 15th among qualifying pitchers this season.

Lucas Giolito vs. Rangers

  • He will face a Rangers offense that ranks third in the league with 812 total runs scored while batting .267 as a squad. His opponent has a collective .457 slugging percentage (third in MLB action) and has hit a total of 208 home runs (sixth in the league).
  • Giolito has a 6 ERA and a 1.5 WHIP against the Rangers this season in six innings pitched, allowing a .304 batting average over one appearance.

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