Minor yanked as starter in today’s Rangers game in Minnesota

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Rangers scheduled starter Mike Minor who was yanked from today's starting lineup.

“It’s a weird situation.” Mike Minor told the Dallas Morning News. Today’s start would have been Minor’s reason for making him unavailable for the all-star game.

The Texas Rangers (47-42, third in the AL West)  will play the  Minnesota Twins (56-32, first in the AL Central) today at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN.

Rangers baseball is on over 80 radio stations in the south

You can listen to the Texas Rangers game live on the Rangers radio network which is over 80 radio stations in the south. The Pregame show for Rangers baseball gets underway at 1:30 p.m. and the first pitch is at 2:10 p.m.

In DFW the Texas Rangers games are on the FAN 105.3 FM. In Texarkana you can listen to Rangers baseball on Fox Sports Texarkana 97.1 FM and 1400 AM. In Atlanta, Texas Rangers baseball airs on KPYN 900 AM and 95.5 FM. You can catch Texas Rangers baseball in North Louisiana on 1320 AM KNCB AM and in Southwest, Arkansas today’s Rangers game can be heard on KHGZ 670 AM.

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Rangers fans can watch today’s Rangers game on Fox Sports Southwest, the television home for Texas Rangers baseball.

Here’s a preview of today’s Rangers game at the Twins.

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Jose Leclerc (1-2, 4.62 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 62 strikeouts) Twins: Kyle Gibson (8-4, 4.13 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 93 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE:

The Twins are 28-14 on their home turf. The Minnesota offense has compiled a .273 batting average as a team this season, good for first in the majors. Jorge Polanco leads the team with an average of .316.

The Rangers are 18-25 on the road. Texas is hitting a collective .254 this season, led by Elvis Andrus with an average of .307. The Twins won the last meeting 7-4. Michael Pineda earned his sixth victory and Jason Castro went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs for Minnesota. Jesse Chavez took his fourth loss for Texas.

TOP PERFORMERS: Max Kepler leads the Twins with 21 home runs and has 55 RBIs. Nelson Cruz is 13-for-33 with four doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

Andrus leads the Rangers with 99 hits and has 45 RBIs. Rougned Odor is 9-for-28 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Texas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 5-5, .274 batting average, 4.04 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs

Rangers: 4-6, .223 batting average, 5.23 ERA, outscored by 12 runs

Twins Injuries: Jake Odorizzi: 10-day IL (finger), LaMonte Wade Jr: day-to-day (thumb), Eddie Rosario: 10-day IL (ankle), C.J. Cron: 10-day IL (thumb), Willians Astudillo: 10-day IL (oblique).

Rangers Injuries: Edinson Volquez: 60-day IL (elbow), Jeffrey Springs: 60-day IL (biceps), Yohander Mendez: 60-day IL (elbow), Taylor Hearn: 60-day IL (elbow), Luke Farrell: 60-day IL (jaw), Kyle Dowdy: 10-day IL (elbow), Hunter Pence: 10-day IL (groin), Scott Heineman: 60-day IL (shoulder), Isiah Kiner-Falefa: 10-day IL (finger).