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    Christian Vazquez sits at 99 hits this season, and will look for his 100th when his Houston Astros (86-48) square off against the Texas Rangers (58-75) on Monday at 7:10 PM ET. The Astros are favored (-170) over the Rangers (+143). Houston has Hunter Brown set to start, while Texas will send out Martin Perez.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Rangers

    • Game Day: Monday, September 5, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Rangers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -170 8

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros rank fifth-best in baseball with 174 total home runs.
    • The Astros’ .245 batting average ranks 13th in MLB.
    • The Astros are 10th in the league with a .318 on-base percentage.
    • Astros hitters strike out 7.4 times per game, the second-fewest strikeouts in the league.
    • The Astros have hit 85 home runs at home this season (1.3 per game).
    • The Astros are averaging 3.1 extra-base hits per game while slugging .436 in home contests.
    • The club averages 8.0 hits per game and is batting .251 at home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Alex Bregman is batting .265 with 34 doubles, 20 home runs and 73 walks.
    • Among qualified hitters in the majors, Bregman’s batting average ranks 54th, his on-base percentage ranks 15th, and he is 26th in slugging.
    • Yordan Alvarez leads Houston with 112 hits and an OBP of .398 this season.
    • Alvarez ranks 16th in batting average, fourth in on-base percentage and third in slugging among qualified hitters.
    • Alvarez takes a three-game streak with at least one hit into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .250 with a double, three walks and three RBI.
    • Jose Altuve has an OPS of .897, fueled by an OBP of .375 and a team-best slugging percentage of .522 this season.
    • Altuve brings a five-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is batting .476 with four doubles, two home runs, three walks and six RBI.
    • Kyle Tucker has been key for Houston with 115 hits, an OBP of .334 plus a slugging percentage of .471.

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers rank eighth in Major League Baseball with 162 home runs.
    • The Rangers have a team batting average of .243 this season, which ranks 15th among MLB teams.
    • The Rangers have an OBP of .306 this season, which ranks 24th in MLB.
    • The Rangers rank 21st in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.7 whiffs per contest.
    • In 67 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 80 homers, an average of 1.2 per contest.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .400 in away games this season with 191 extra-base hits.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .246 with 8.6 base hits per contest.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Corey Seager is hitting .252 with 18 doubles, a triple, 29 home runs and 53 walks.
    • Including all qualified players, Seager ranks 77th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 74th and he is 33rd in slugging.
    • Marcus Semien is batting .243 with 22 doubles, four triples, 21 home runs and 47 walks.
    • Semien ranks 98th in batting average, 116th in on-base percentage and 78th in slugging percentage in MLB.
    • Nate Lowe has put up a team-best OBP (.357) and slugging percentage (.504), while leading the Rangers in hits (148).
    • Adolis Garcia has 26 doubles, four triples, 22 home runs and 31 walks while hitting .251.

    Astros vs. Rangers Probable Pitchers

    Brown Pérez
    0 GS 26
    0-0 W-L 10-5
    ERA 2.89
    0 IP 159.0
    0 BB 54
    0 SO 144

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