Jul 5, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder (84) hits a home run during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego Padres (39-48) are a season-high (or low) nine games below .500 and are exactly where they were last year at this time. They are coming off of a frustrating series where they were swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates with just a run differential of -5 in those three games.
They now travel south to finish off the first half of the disappointing 2015 season. The Texas Rangers (41-44) have had an up-and-down season and are currently seven games back in the AL West.
Both of these teams come into this series having lost five straight, so something has got to give in Arlington this weekend. The Rangers are one of the worst teams playing at home this season with a 15-24 record playing at Globe Life Park.
These two teams last met in Arlington in 2009, the Padres won the series two games to one. The Padres are an abysmal 4-10 in interleague games this season, while the Rangers are .500 at 4-4.
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