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06-2022

Astros try to extend the streak of wins away from home in confrontation with Athletics

Houston Astros (55-28, first at AL West) vs Oakland Athletics (28-57, fifth at AL West)

Oakland, California; Saturday, 4:07 pm EDT

PACKING Odds: Stars: Framber Valdez (8-3, 2.67 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 93 strikeouts); Athletics: Zach Logue (0-0)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -336, Athletics +267; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

CONCLUSION: The Houston Astros will look to maintain a three-game away streak when they play the Oakland Athletics.

Oakland has a 28-57 overall record and a 10-31 home record. Athletics has a record of 5-16 in games decided by one race.

Houston is 55-28 overall and 28-16 in away games. The Astros are 31-3 in games when they hit at least two home runs.

Saturday’s clash is the fifth time these teams have faced each other this season. The Astros have a 4-0 lead in the series of the season.

BEST PERFORMERS: Elvis Andrus has 20 doubles and six home runs while hitting .228 for Athletics. Ramon Laureano is 10 of 36 with four home runs in his last 10 games.

Kyle Tucker has 11 doubles, 16 home runs and 58 RBI while hitting .262 for the Astros. José Altuve is 11 of 34 with three doubles and two home runs in his last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 3-7, 0.207 batting average, 3.49 ERA, bested by five runs

Stars: 9-1, 0.275 batting average, 2.80 ERA, outperformed opponents by 28 runs

INJURIES: Athletics: Frankie Montas: day-to-day (shoulder), Jed Lowrie: 10 days IL (shoulder), Jonah Bride: 10 days IL (shoulder), Dany Jimenez: 15 days IL (shoulder), Daulton Jefferies: 60 days IL (arm), Deolis Guerra: 60 days IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60 days IL (elbow)

Stars: Jeremy Pena: day-to-day (health and safety protocols), Jason Castro: 10 days IL (knee), Blake Taylor: 60 days IL (elbow), Michael Brantley: 10 days IL (shoulder), Josh James : 60-day IL (lat), Parker Mushinski: 15-day IL (elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-day IL (forearm)

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