If we were to write this a week ago, the Rangers would have been a team for the A's to fear, but it appears to be the opposite as the Green and Gold head to Texas on Friday to begin a three-game series.
The Rangers currently sit in last place in the AL West with a 6-6 record.
The A's will face Drew Smyly who currently hosts a 7.11 ERA on the season. Over his career, in four starts and three relief appearances against Oakland, Smyly is 1-2 with a 5.55 ERA.
On the other side of the ball, Mike Fiers will get starting honors. He has plenty of exposure against the Rangers and is looking to rebound from his last start against the Astros. He gave up six runs in 1 2/3 innings. And at Globe Life Park, Fiers isn't exactly super successful, but Arlington is a place guys love to hit, so that's not too surprising.
As far as A's bats are concerned, the team has been on fire.
Catcher Josh Phegley is riding a career-high seven-game hitting streak and is 10-for-25 with eight runs, two doubles, three home run and seven RBI in the streak.
And then there's Khris Davis.
He has back-to-back two-homer games for the first time in his career as he heads into Friday night's game. It's the 11th time in Oakland history a player has back-to-back multi-homer games since Josh Reddick in 2013. A feat that Reddick is more than happy to share with Davis.
Here's how you can watch A's vs. Rangers on NBC Sports California and streaming online.
When: Friday, April 12, at 5:05 p.m. PT (pregame at 4:30 p.m.)
TV channel: NBC Sports California
Live stream: MyTeams by NBC Sports app