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    Framber Valdez will try to collect his 15th victory of the season when the Houston Astros (87-48) host the Texas Rangers (58-76) at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday at 8:10 PM ET. The Astros are favored in the matchup (-265) against the Rangers (+218). Houston’s Valdez gets the start against Texas’ Glenn Otto.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Rangers

    • Game Day: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Rangers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -265 7.5

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros average 1.3 home runs per game to rank fifth in MLB action with 174 total home runs.
    • The Astros rank 13th in the majors with a .245 batting average.
    • The Astros rank 10th in the league with an on-base percentage of .318.
    • The Astros strike out 7.4 times per game to rank second in the league.
    • The Astros average 1.3 homers per home game this season (85 total at home).
    • The Astros have a .434 slugging percentage and are averaging 3.1 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the team averages 8.0 hits per game and is batting .252.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Alex Bregman has 34 doubles, 20 home runs and 73 walks while batting .265.
    • Among all qualified hitters in baseball, Bregman is 55th in batting average, 15th in on-base percentage, and 30th in slugging.
    • Bregman will look for his third straight game with a hit in this contest. During his last five outings he is batting .176 with four walks and two RBI.
    • Yordan Alvarez has 113 hits and an OBP of .397, both of which lead the Astros this season.
    • Among qualifying batters, Alvarez ranks 15th in batting average, fourth in on-base percentage and third in slugging percentage.
    • Alvarez brings a four-game streak with at least one hit into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .222 with a double, two walks and three RBI.
    • Jose Altuve has an OPS of .893, fueled by an OBP of .374 and a team-best slugging percentage of .519 this season.
    • Altuve has logged a hit or more in six straight games. In his last 10 games he is hitting .400 with six doubles, two home runs, four walks and six RBI.
    • Kyle Tucker has 23 home runs, 86 RBI and a batting average of .258 this season.
    • Tucker brings a two-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .200 with a home run, a walk and four RBI.

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers have hit 162 homers this season, which ranks ninth in the league.
    • The Rangers’ .242 batting average ranks 15th in the league this season.
    • The Rangers have an on-base percentage of .305 this season, which ranks 24th in the league.
    • The Rangers rank 22nd in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.7 whiffs per contest.
    • They have averaged 1.2 home runs per game in their 68 road contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .397 in away games this season with 192 extra-base hits.
    • In 68 road games this season, they have a batting average of .244 while averaging 8.5 base hits per contest.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Corey Seager has 18 doubles, a triple, 29 home runs and 53 walks while hitting .250.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Seager is 81st in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 77th and he is 36th in slugging.
    • Marcus Semien is batting .243 with 23 doubles, four triples, 21 home runs and 47 walks.
    • Semien ranks 99th in batting average, 117th in on-base percentage and 77th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
    • Nate Lowe has racked up an on-base percentage of .355, a slugging percentage of .500, and has 148 hits, all club-bests for the Rangers.
    • Adolis Garcia has 26 doubles, four triples, 22 home runs and 31 walks while batting .250.

    Astros vs. Rangers Probable Pitchers

    Valdez Otto
    25 GS 21
    14-4 W-L 6-8
    2.63 ERA 4.82
    164.0 IP 104.2
    56 BB 55
    150 SO 82
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