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    Corey Seager leads the Texas Rangers (58-69) into a contest against the Houston Astros (82-47) after his two-home run outing in a 9-8 loss to the Tigers. The Astros are moneyline favorites (-148) for this game against the underdog Rangers (+125), which starts at 8:05 PM ET on Tuesday. Houston’s Framber Valdez and Texas’ Dane Dunning will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Rangers

    • Game Day: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
    • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
    • Location: Arlington, Texas
    • Stadium: Globe Life Field
    Astros vs Rangers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -148 7.5

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros rank fourth in MLB play with 171 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.
    • The Astros’ .245 batting average ranks 13th in MLB.
    • The Astros are ninth in the league with a .318 on-base percentage.
    • Astros batters strike out 7.4 times per game, the third-fewest strikeouts in baseball.
    • The Astros average 1.3 home runs per game when playing away from home this season (86 total in road contests).
    • The Astros are averaging 3.2 extra-base hits per game while slugging .411 away from home.
    • The team averages 8.2 hits per game and is batting .239 away from home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Alex Bregman leads Houston in slugging percentage (.481) thanks to 54 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualified hitters in the majors, Bregman ranks 49th in batting average, 17th in on-base percentage, and 24th in slugging.
    • Yordan Alvarez has 111 hits and an OBP of .398, both of which lead the Astros this season.
    • Among qualifying batters, Alvarez is 17th in batting average, third in on-base percentage and third in slugging percentage.
    • Alvarez brings a two-game streak with at least one hit into this one. During his last five outings he is batting .250 with a double, two walks and an RBI.
    • Kyle Tucker has collected 111 base hits, an OBP of .338 and a slugging percentage of .478 this season.
    • Jose Altuve has been key for Houston with 117 hits, an OBP of .367 plus a slugging percentage of .500.

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers have hit 156 homers this season, which ranks eighth in the league.
    • The Rangers rank 14th in MLB with a .244 team batting average.
    • The Rangers have an on-base percentage of .307 this season, which ranks 23rd in the league.
    • The Rangers rank 21st with an average of 8.7 strikeouts per game.
    • They’ve hit 79 homers, an average of 1.2 per game, in 64 home contests this season.
    • In 64 home games this season, they’re slugging .398 with 166 hits going for extra bases.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .242 with 8.0 base hits per contest.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Seager is hitting .257 with 17 doubles, a triple, 28 home runs and 51 walks.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the majors, Seager ranks 74th in batting average, 66th in on-base percentage and 28th in slugging percentage.
    • Seager enters this matchup on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .333 with two doubles, two home runs, four walks and five RBI.
    • Marcus Semien is hitting .238 with 20 doubles, four triples, 20 home runs and 44 walks.
    • Including all qualifying players, Semien ranks 109th in batting average, 118th in on-base percentage and 81st in slugging percentage.
    • Nate Lowe has 140 hits with a .349 on-base percentage and a .498 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Rangers.
    • Adolis Garcia has 25 doubles, four triples, 21 home runs and 31 walks while batting .256.

    Astros vs. Rangers Probable Pitchers

    Valdez Dunning
    24 GS 24
    13-4 W-L 3-6
    2.65 ERA 4.19
    156.0 IP 129.0
    56 BB 50
    142 SO 112

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