Rangers try to clinch World Series in Game 5 against Diamondbacks

Texas Rangers (90-72, second in the AL West during the regular season) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (84-78, second in the NL West during the regular season)

Phoenix; Wednesday, 8:03 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Nathan Eovaldi (12-5, 3.63 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 132 strikeouts); Diamondbacks: Zac Gallen (17-9, 3.47 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 220 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Rangers -111, Diamondbacks -109; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Arizona Diamondbacks play the Texas Rangers on Wednesday in Game 5 of the World Series. The Rangers lead 3-1 and can clinch with a win.

Arizona has a 43-38 record in home games and an 84-78 record overall. The Diamondbacks have the eighth-ranked team slugging percentage in the NL at .408.

Texas is 90-72 overall and 40-41 on the road. The Rangers have hit 233 total home runs to rank third in the majors.

The matchup Wednesday is the ninth time these teams square off this season. The season series is tied 4-4.

TOP PERFORMERS: Corbin Carroll leads the Diamondbacks with a .285 batting average, and has 30 doubles, 10 triples, 25 home runs, 57 walks and 76 RBI. Ketel Marte is 16-for-45 with seven RBI over the past 10 games.

Corey Seager has a .327 batting average to lead the Rangers, and has 42 doubles and 33 home runs. Marcus Semien is 11-for-44 with a home run and six RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Diamondbacks: 5-5, .269 batting average, 3.80 ERA, outscored by six runs

Rangers: 6-4, .239 batting average, 5.38 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs

INJURIES: Diamondbacks: Scott McGough: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Dominic Fletcher: 60-Day IL (finger), Tommy Henry: 60-Day IL (elbow), Austin Adams: 60-Day IL (ankle), Drey Jameson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Mark Melancon: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Corbin Martin: 60-Day IL (lat)

Rangers: Ian Kennedy: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Brad Miller: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Jacob deGrom: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jake Odorizzi: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Brett Martin: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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