Players to Watch: Rangers vs. Diamondbacks

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Jul 3, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Cliff Pennington (4) celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk off sacrifice fly in the tenth inning to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

For the second time this season, the Arizona Diamondbacks (40-42) will square off against the Texas Rangers (41-42).

Back in April, these two teams met up for a short, two-game series at Chase Field. The series ended in a split with Texas taking game one 7-1 and Arizona grabbing game two 8-5.

This time around, the series will shift to Globe Life Park in Arlington as the D-backs begin the first of a five-game road trip to end the first-half of the season.

The D-backs are coming off a series win against the C0l0rado Rockies after taking the first three games in a row of a four-game series to improve to just two games under .500 and 5.5 games behind of the Dodgers in the NL West Race.

The Rangers, meanwhile, are struggling. They were just swept by the Los Angeles Angels in three games in Arlington. Their three consecutive losses came at the tail end of a 13-day schedule without an off day that included games at home and on the road.

Both teams enjoyed an off day Monday as they prepare to wind down the first-half of the season.

As we press on toward the All-Star Break, here are a few players to watch during the upcoming interleague series.