The Arizona Diamondbacks welcome the Texas Rangers to Chase field for an interleague series. Stay with this page for pitching matchups, scoring updates and news. 

Up next: Texas Rangers

Rangers update: The Rangers are coming off an unexpected sweep of the defending World Series champion Houston Astros, whom they beat handily on Friday and Saturday before taking a one-run win on Sunday. It was the Rangers’ first sweep since mid-June and just their third of the season. It has not been a strong year for the Rangers, who, despite the sweep, remain 22 games out of first place. They’ve already begun selling off assets, shipping RHP Jesse Chavez and LHP Cole Hamels to the Chicago Cubs in separate trades. They sell off more parts in the coming days, including relievers RHP Keone Kela and LHP Jake Diekman. The Rangers’ offense hasn’t been bad, ranking seventh in the American League with 4.6 runs per game. Their pitching staff, however, has struggled. It ranks third from the bottom in the AL with a 4.87 ERA. The rotation has been especially troublesome; their starters have a 5.29 ERA, the second-worst mark in the league.

Monday’s game

Rangers at Diamondbacks

When: 6:40 p.m.

Where: Chase Field (Roof hotline: 602-462-6262).

Pitchers: Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (3-2, 4.90) vs. Rangers LHP Martin Perez (2-4, 7.08).

TV/Radio: FSAZ/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).

Ray turned in one of his best outings of the season on Wednesday at Wrigley Field, holding the Chicago Cubs to one run in seven innings, with one walk and six strikeouts. … It was his longest outing of the year and the first time he’d recorded more than 18 outs in a start. … He has faced the Rangers twice in his career, most recently in 2015, when he threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings against them in Texas. … Perez will be making his ninth start of the season. He missed 2 1/2 months with discomfort in his right (non-throwing) elbow. … He has thrown well in two of his past three starts, including his most recent outing, when he allowed one run in six innings against the Athletics. … 2B Ketel Marte is 0 for 10 against Perez in his career; RF Steven Souza Jr. is 4 for 6 with a double.

Coming up

Tuesday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Godley (11-6, 4.73) vs. Rangers RHP Bartolo Colon (5-9, 5.02).

Wednesday: Off.

Thursday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke (12-5, 2.96) vs. Giants LHP Madison Bumgarner (3-4, 3.06).

Friday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (7-4, 3.26) vs. Giants RHP Johnny Cueto (3-2, 3.23).