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The Texas Rangers will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Thursday when they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Rangers Ballpark.

The Diamondbacks will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Brandon McCarthy in this game. McCarthy has a 2-3 record and a 4.36 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Rangers will be Justin Grimm. The righthander has a 4.05 ERA to go along with a 4-3 record this season.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Diamondbacks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Diamondbacks at +131 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Arizona has won 3 straight games.
Texas has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Arizona: 30-22 SU
Texas: 32-20 SU

A few trends to consider:
Arizona4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games
Arizona is 5-11-1 SU in its last 17 games ,when playing Texas
Arizona is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,on the road
Arizona is 1-7-1 SU in its last 9 games ,when playing on the road against Texas
Texas7-1-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Arizona
Texas14-6-1 SU in its last 21 games at home
Texas is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,
Texas is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing Arizona

Next up:
Arizona at Chi Cubs, Friday, May 31
Texas home to Kansas City, Friday, May 31