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    The Houston Astros (5-7) visit the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-4) at 12:35 PM ET on Wednesday at PNC Park. The Astros are favored (-160) to break the 1-1 tie and take the series over the Pirates (+138). Houston has Jose Urquidy starting, and Pittsburgh will counter with Rich Hill.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Wednesday, April 12, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:35 PM ET
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: PNC Park
    Astros vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -160 9

    How Do I Watch the Astros vs. the Pirates?

    • TV Channel: SportsNet PT

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros rank 13th in baseball with 12 home runs. They average 1.0 per game.
    • Houston has the 14th-ranked batting average in MLB (.249).
    • The Astros rank 12th in MLB with a .333 on-base percentage.
    • Houston strikes out 9.3 times per game, the third-worst mark in the majors.
    • The Astros have hit five home runs on the road this season (1.0 per game).
    • Houston has a .391 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.0 extra-base hits per game away from home.
    • The club is batting .251 with 45 hits (9.0 per game) on the road this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Kyle Tucker leads Houston in OBP (.442) and total hits (13) this season.
    • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Tucker ranks 54th in batting average, 22nd in on-base percentage, and 19th in slugging.
    • Tucker will look for his third straight game with a hit in this contest. During his last five outings he is batting .278 with a double, a home run, three walks and four RBI.
    • Yordan Alvarez has two doubles, three home runs and eight walks while batting .300.
    • Among qualified hitters, Alvarez’s batting average ranks him 67th, his on-base percentage 28th, and his slugging percentage 39th.
    • Chas McCormick has nine hits this season and has a slash line of .250/.341/.500.
    • McCormick has picked up a hit in four straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .227 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and six RBI.
    • Jeremy Pena has been key for Houston with 11 hits, an OBP of .268 plus a slugging percentage of .404.
    • Pena brings a four-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .227 with two doubles, a home run and three RBI.

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates have hit 15 homers this season, which ranks eighth in the league.
    • Pittsburgh ranks 22nd in MLB with a .238 team batting average.
    • The Pirates have an OBP of .312 this season, which ranks 24th in MLB.
    • Pittsburgh ranks 10th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.2 Ks per contest.
    • They’ve hit seven homers, an average of 1.4 per game, in five home contests this season.
    • In five home games this season, it is slugging .485 with 19 hits going for extra bases.
    • In five home games this season, they have a batting average of .270 while averaging 8.8 base hits per contest.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has racked up a slugging percentage of .778 and has 16 hits, both team-best figures for the Pirates.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Reynolds is 15th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 78th and he is fifth in slugging.
    • Andrew McCutchen leads his team with a .500 OBP.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, McCutchen’s batting average puts him 14th, his on-base percentage is fifth, and he is 50th in slugging.
    • Ji-Hwan Bae is batting .242 with two doubles, two home runs and a walk.
    • Carlos Santana is hitting .214 with two doubles, two home runs and five walks.

    Astros vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    Jose Urquidy (HOU) Pitcher Rich Hill (PIT)
    0 – 0 W/L 0 – 1
    9.1 IP 9
    3.86 ERA 10.00
    1.714 WHIP 1.444
    10.6 K/9 8.0
    1.9 BB/9 2.0

    Astros vs. Pirates Injury Updates

    • Astros: Jose Altuve: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Parker Mushinski: 15 Day IL (Spine)
    • Pirates: Robert Stephenson: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Oneil Cruz: 60 Day IL (Ankle), Jarlin García: 60 Day IL (Arm), Max Kranick: 60 Day IL (Elbow), JT Brubaker: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Austin Hedges: 7 Day IL (Concussion)
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