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    Jorge Mateo is only one hit away from his 100th of the season as his Baltimore Orioles (78-71) ready for a matchup against the Houston Astros (99-52) on Friday at 7:05 PM ET. The Orioles are underdogs (+128) against the Astros (-151). Houston has Jose Urquidy starting things off, while Baltimore counters with Dean Kremer.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Orioles

    • Game Day: Friday, September 23, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
    • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
    • Stadium: Oriole Park at Camden Yards
    Astros vs Orioles Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -151 7.5

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros rank fifth in MLB play with 201 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.
    • The Astros have the 13th-ranked batting average in the majors (.246).
    • The Astros rank seventh in baseball with an on-base percentage of .319.
    • The Astros strike out 7.3 times per game, the second-best average in the league.
    • The Astros average 1.2 homers per game when playing away from home this season (97 total in road outings).
    • The Astros are slugging .403 with 3.1 extra-base hits per game in road contests.
    • The club is batting .239 with 644 hits (8.3 per game) on the road this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Yordan Alvarez leads Houston in OBP (.402) and total hits (131) this season.
    • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Alvarez is 12th in batting average, fourth in on-base percentage, and second in slugging.
    • Alex Bregman is batting .265 with 38 doubles, 21 home runs and 82 walks.
    • Among all qualifying hitters, Bregman is 50th in batting average, 13th in on-base percentage and 34th in slugging percentage.
    • Kyle Tucker is batting .260 with a .487 slugging percentage and 102 RBI this year.
    • Jose Altuve leads Houston in slugging percentage (.511) thanks to 58 extra-base hits.
    • Altuve brings a four-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .471 with a home run, two walks and an RBI.

    Orioles Stats & Trends

    Orioles Batting

    • The Orioles have hit 154 homers this season, which ranks 16th in the league.
    • The Orioles have a team batting average of .235 this season, which ranks 21st among MLB teams.
    • The Orioles have the 24th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.304).
    • The Orioles rank 16th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.5 whiffs per contest.
    • In 75 games at home this season, they’ve hit 73 homers, an average of 1 per contest.
    • They are slugging .382 in 75 home games this season.
    • They are averaging 7.8 base hits per game and batting .237 as a team at home this season.

    Orioles Key Batters

    • Cedric Mullins has racked up a team-best .403 slugging percentage.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in MLB, Mullins’ batting average places him 61st, his on-base percentage ranks 76th, and he is 89th in slugging.
    • Mullins heads into this game on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .176 with a double and two walks.
    • Anthony Santander leads his team with 130 hits and a .324 on-base percentage.
    • Santander is currently 87th in batting average, 74th in on-base percentage and 54th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters.
    • Ryan Mountcastle is batting .245 with 26 doubles, 22 home runs and 37 walks.
    • Austin Hays is hitting .249 with 32 doubles, a triple, 15 home runs and 33 walks.

    Astros vs. Orioles Probable Pitchers

    Urquidy Kremer
    27 GS 18
    13-7 W-L 7-5
    3.96 ERA 3.33
    157.0 IP 105.1
    35 BB 27
    127 SO 75

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