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    Jeremy Pena will look for his 100th hit of the season (he has 97) when the Houston Astros (83-47) take on the Texas Rangers (58-70) on Wednesday at 2:05 PM ET. The Astros are favored (-139) over the Rangers (+117). Cristian Javier starts for Houston while Texas will counter with Martin Perez.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Rangers

    • Game Day: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:05 PM ET
    • Location: Arlington, Texas
    • Stadium: Globe Life Field
    Astros vs Rangers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -139 7.5

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros average 1.3 home runs per game to rank fourth in MLB play with 172 total home runs.
    • The Astros’ .245 batting average ranks 13th in the majors.
    • The Astros rank ninth in baseball with a .318 on-base percentage.
    • Astros hitters strike out 7.4 times per game, the third-lowest average in the league.
    • The Astros have hit 87 home runs on the road this season (1.3 per game).
    • The Astros have a .410 slugging percentage and are averaging 3.2 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • The team averages 8.2 hits per game and is batting .239 away from home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Alex Bregman leads Houston with a slugging percentage of .479, fueled by 54 extra-base hits.
    • Among the qualified hitters in the majors, Bregman’s batting average ranks 53rd, his on-base percentage ranks 16th, and he is 23rd in slugging.
    • Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros in OBP (.398) and total hits (111) this season.
    • Alvarez ranks 18th in batting average, third in on-base percentage and third in slugging among qualifying batters.
    • Alvarez has picked up at least one hit in two games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .250 with a double, two walks and an RBI.
    • Kyle Tucker has collected 112 base hits, an OBP of .338 and a slugging percentage of .476 this season.
    • Tucker has picked up a hit in two straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .294 with three doubles and a walk.
    • Jose Altuve has an OPS of .875, fueled by an OBP of .367 and a team-best slugging percentage of .508 this season.

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers have hit 158 homers this season, which ranks eighth in the league.
    • The Rangers rank 15th in MLB with a .244 team batting average.
    • The Rangers have an OBP of .307 this season, which ranks 24th in MLB.
    • The Rangers rank 21st with an average of 8.8 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 1.2 home runs per game in their 65 home contests this season.
    • In 65 home games this season, they’re slugging .398 with 168 hits going for extra bases.
    • In 65 home games this season, they have a batting average of .241 while averaging eight base hits per contest.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Corey Seager is batting .255 with 17 doubles, a triple, 28 home runs and 51 walks.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the big leagues, Seager is 79th in batting average, 72nd in on-base percentage and 30th in slugging percentage.
    • Marcus Semien is batting .238 with 20 doubles, four triples, 20 home runs and 44 walks.
    • Semien is currently 112th in batting average, 122nd in on-base percentage and 82nd in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters.
    • Adolis Garcia has 25 doubles, four triples, 21 home runs and 31 walks while batting .258.
    • Nate Lowe leads his team with 140 hits and a .347 OBP, with a team-leading .494 slugging percentage.

    Astros vs. Rangers Probable Pitchers

    Javier Pérez
    19 GS 25
    7-9 W-L 10-4
    2.97 ERA 2.69
    115.1 IP 154.0
    41 BB 50
    150 SO 139

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