Greinke is meant to play for Houston towards Texas

Texas Rangers (35-64, fifth in AL West) vs. Houston Astros (60-39, first in AL West)

Houston; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING LIKELIHOODS: Rangers: Taylor Hearn (2-3, 4.70 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 50 strikeouts) Astros: Zack Greinke (9-3, 3.58 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 89 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -224, Rangers +188; Over / Under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Houston and Texas will compete against each other on Sunday.

The Astros are 33-20 in home games in 2020. Houston has beaten .434 this season. Yordan Alvarez leads the club with a slugging percentage of 0.521, including 36 extra base hits and 18 home runs.

The Rangers are 13-39 in street games. The Texas Offensive has averaged 0.226 as a team this season, with Isiah Kiner-Falefa leading the team with a 0.258 mark.

The Astros won the last encounter 4-1. Framber Valdez scored his sixth win and Alvarez went 2-2 for Houston with a home run and two RBIs. Kyle Gibson recorded his third loss for Texas.

TOP PERFORMER: Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 23 homers and slug .500.

Joey Gallo leads the Rangers with 24 home runs, hitting 0.225.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Astros: 6-4, .218 batting average, 3.78 ERA, outperformed opponents by six runs

Rangers: 0-10, 0.151 batting average, 7.83 ERA, outperformed by 54 runs

INJURIES: Astros: Justin Verlander: (elbow), Jose Urquidy: (arm), Andre Scrubb: (shoulder), Brooks Raley: (health and safety protocols), Enoli Paredes: (shoulder), Josh James: (hip), Kent Emanuel: (elbow), Pedro Baez: (right shoulder), Aledmys Diaz: (hand), Alex Bregman: (thigh).

Rangers: Hunter Wood: (elbow), Jose Leclerc: (elbow), John King: (shoulder), Jonathan Hernandez: (elbow), Kyle Cody: (right shoulder), Matt Bush: (elbow), Kohei Arihara: (fingers ), Willie Calhoun: (forearm), Ronald Guzman: (knee).


The Associated Press created this story with the technology of Data Skrive and data from Sports Radar.

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