Los Angeles Angels (69-72, fourth in AL West) vs. Houston Astros (82-58, first in AL West)
Houston; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Jose Suarez (6-7, 3.62 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 69 strikeouts) Astros: Luis Garcia (10-6, 3.22 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 155 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -241, Engel +199; Over / Under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Houston and Los Angeles meet on Saturday.
The Astros are 44-26 in their home games in 2020. Houston has made 180 home runs as a team this season. Yordan Alvarez leads the team at 28, averaging one in every 16.4 for bats.
The angels are 32-38 in street games. Los Angeles has a team on base percentage of 0.304, led by Shohei Ohtani with a 0.343 mark.
The Astros won the last meeting by 10-5. Framber Valdez took his 10th win and Alex Bregman went 3-on-4 for Houston with a double and four RBIs. Ohtani suffered his second Los Angeles defeat.
TOP PERFORMER: Michael Brantley leads the Astros with 143 hits and has 45 RBIs.
David Fletcher leads the Angels with 152 hits and beats .276.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Astros: 5-5, .282 batting average, 4.43 ERA, outperformed opponents by two runs
Angels: 5-5, 0.214 batting average, 4.40 ERA, beaten by eight runs
INJURIES: Astros: Justin Verlander: (elbow), Andre Scrubb: (shoulder), Rafael Montero: (shoulder), Tyler Ivey: (not known), Zack Greinke: (Covid-19), Kent Emanuel: (elbow), Pedro Baez: (shoulder), Taylor Jones: (Covid-19), Jason Castro: (knee).
Engel: Austin Warren: (health logs), Patrick Sandoval: (spine), Jose Marte: (not known), Reid Detmers: (health logs), Alex Cobb: (wrist), Dylan Bundy: (shoulder), Luke Bard: (hip ), Justin Upton: (lumbar vertebrae), Mike Trout: (calf), Dexter Fowler: (knee), Anthony Rendon: (hip), Franklin Barreto: (right elbow).
The Associated Press created this story with the technology of Data Skrive and data from Sports Radar.
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