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    Christian Vazquez has 99 hits this season, and will try to get his 100th when the Houston Astros (87-49) square off against the Texas Rangers (59-76) on Wednesday at 8:10 PM ET. The Astros are favored (-284) over the Rangers (+232). Houston’s Cristian Javier and Texas’ Cole Ragans pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Rangers

    • Game Day: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Rangers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -284 8

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros are fifth in MLB action with 175 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.
    • The Astros have the 13th-ranked batting average in the majors (.245).
    • The Astros are 11th in the league with a .318 on-base percentage.
    • Astros hitters strike out 7.4 times per game, the third-fewest strikeouts in the league.
    • The Astros have hit 86 home runs at home this season (1.3 per game).
    • The Astros are averaging 3.1 extra-base hits per game while slugging .432 at home.
    • The team is batting .251 with 523 hits (8.0 per game) at home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Alex Bregman is batting .266 with 34 doubles, 20 home runs and 74 walks.
    • Among the qualifying batters in MLB, Bregman’s batting average ranks 52nd, his on-base percentage ranks 14th, and he is 30th in slugging.
    • Bregman will look for his fourth straight game with a hit in this contest. In his last five games he is batting .222 with three walks and an RBI.
    • Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros in OBP (.395) and total hits (114) this season.
    • Alvarez is 17th in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage and third in slugging in the majors.
    • Alvarez has picked up at least one hit in five games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .263 with a double, two walks and three RBI.
    • Jose Altuve leads Houston in slugging percentage (.523) powered by 57 extra-base hits.
    • Altuve has recorded a hit in seven games in a row. In his last 10 games he is batting .341 with five doubles, three home runs, four walks and seven RBI.
    • Kyle Tucker has 23 home runs, 86 RBI and a batting average of .260 this season.
    • Tucker takes a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .263 with a home run, a walk and two RBI.

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers have hit 162 homers this season, which ranks ninth in the league.
    • The Rangers rank 16th in MLB with a .242 team batting average.
    • The Rangers have the 24th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.305).
    • The Rangers rank 25th in strikeouts per game (8.8) among MLB offenses.
    • In 69 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 80 homers, an average of 1.2 per contest.
    • They are slugging .395 in 69 road games this season.
    • In 69 road games this season, they have a batting average of .244 while averaging 8.5 base hits per contest.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Corey Seager is hitting .248 with 18 doubles, a triple, 29 home runs and 53 walks.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Seager ranks 81st in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 81st and he is 40th in slugging.
    • Marcus Semien is batting .242 with 24 doubles, four triples, 21 home runs and 47 walks.
    • Semien is 101st in batting average, 118th in on-base percentage and 76th in slugging percentage in the majors.
    • Nate Lowe has 150 hits with a .357 on-base percentage and a .500 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Rangers.
    • Adolis Garcia is batting .248 with 26 doubles, four triples, 22 home runs and 31 walks.

    Astros vs. Rangers Probable Pitchers

    Javier Ragans
    20 GS 0
    8-9 W-L 0-0
    3.07 ERA
    120.1 IP 0
    44 BB 0
    157 SO 0

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