Sunday, August 7, 2022

Astros host Angels on 5-game home win streak

Los Angeles Angels (37-42, 3rd in AL West) vs Houston Astros (49-27, 1st in AL West)

Houston; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

Pitching Probables: Angels: Patrick Sandoval (3-2, 2.63 ERA, 1.37 whips, 65 strikeouts); Astros: Jose Urquidi (6-3, 4.36 ERA, 1.37 whips, 55 strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Astros-139, Angels +118; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

Bottom line: The Houston Astros, on a five-game home win streak, host the Los Angeles Angels.

Houston is 22-11 at home and 49-27 on aggregate. The Astros have a 27-2 record in games when they scored five or more runs.

Los Angeles is 37–42 on aggregate and 16–19 in road games. The Angels pitchers have a collective 3.87 ERA, which ranks seventh in the AL.

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Teams will match on Saturday for the ninth time this season. The Astros lead the season series 5-3.

Top Performer: Yordan Alvarez has 23 home runs, 37 walks and 56 RBIs, with .316 hits for the Astros. Alex Bregman is 13-for-34 in the last 10 games with two doubles, two home runs and nine RBIs.

Taylor Ward has 10 doubles, two triples and 11 home runs for the Angels. Shohei Ohtani is 12-for-30 with two doubles and five home runs in the last 10 matches.

Last 10 games: Astros: 8-2, .244 batting average, 2.10 ERA, beat opponents by 27 runs

Angels: 4-6, .225 batting average, 4.45 ERA, 12 runs outscore

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Injuries: Astros: Jason Castro: 10-Day IL (Knee), Blake Taylor: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Yordan Alvarez: Day-Day (Concussion), Michael Brantley: 10-Day IL (Shoulder), Josh James: 60-day IL (latitude), Parker Mushinsky: 15-day IL (elbow), Jake Odorizzi: 15-day IL (leg), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-day IL (forearm)

Angels: Archie Bradley: 15-Day IL (right elbow), Matt Duffy: 10-Day IL (back), Jimmy Herget: 15-Day IL (Shoulder), Anthony Rendon: 60-Day IL (Wrist), Austin Warren: 15-day IL (tricep), David Fletcher: 60-day IL (hip), Cooper Criswell: 60-day IL (shoulder), Chris Rodriguez: 60-day IL (shoulder), Griffin Canning: 60-day IL (back ) )

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The Associated Press produced this story using technology provided by DataScrew and data from Sportradar,

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