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    The Houston Astros (19-18) and the Chicago White Sox (13-26) square off for the first of a three-game series on Friday at Guaranteed Rate Field, starting at 8:10 PM ET. The favored Astros (-151) are coming off of a 2-1 series win over the Angels, and the underdog White Sox (+130) enter the matchup following a 1-3 series loss to the Royals. J.P. France starts for Houston while Chicago will counter with Michael Kopech.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. White Sox

    • Game Day: Friday, May 12, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Guaranteed Rate Field
    Astros vs White Sox Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -151 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Astros vs. the White Sox?

    • TV Channel: NBCS-CHI

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros rank 24th in MLB action with 33 home runs. They average 0.9 per game.
    • Houston ranks 20th in the majors with a .238 batting average.
    • The Astros rank 22nd in baseball with a .306 on-base percentage.
    • Houston strikes out 8.1 times per game, the fifth-best mark in the majors.
    • The Astros have hit 17 home runs on the road this season (0.9 per game).
    • Houston is averaging 2.9 extra-base hits per game while slugging .393 away from home.
    • The club averages 8.6 hits per game and is batting .249 on the road this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Yordan Alvarez leads Houston with 32 hits and an OBP of .388 this season. He has a .283 batting average and a slugging percentage of .558.
    • Among qualified batters in MLB, his batting average ranks 45th, his on-base percentage ranks 21st, and he is 10th in slugging.
    • Alvarez hopes to build on an eight-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last 10 outings he is batting .314 with three doubles, two home runs, four walks and seven RBI.
    • Kyle Tucker has four doubles, six home runs and 20 walks. He’s batting .264 and slugging .434 with an on-base percentage of .355.
    • Among qualified hitters, he ranks 71st in batting average, 54th in on-base percentage and 71st in slugging percentage.
    • Alex Bregman is batting .207 with a .336 slugging percentage and 16 RBI this year.
    • Jeremy Pena is batting .247 with a .295 OBP and 20 RBI for Houston this season.
    • Pena heads into this game on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .316 with two doubles, a walk and three RBI.

    White Sox Stats & Trends

    White Sox Batting

    • The White Sox’s 40 home runs rank 18th in Major League Baseball.
    • Chicago has a team batting average of .238 this season, which ranks 20th among MLB teams.
    • The White Sox have an on-base percentage of .302 this season, which ranks 24th in the league.
    • Chicago ranks 16th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.4 Ks per contest.
    • In 16 games at home this season, they’ve hit 15 homers, an average of 0.9 per contest.
    • In 16 home games this season, it is slugging .385 with 45 hits going for extra bases.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .247 with 8.5 base hits per contest.

    White Sox Key Batters

    • Andrew Vaughn has accumulated a team-high .434 slugging percentage. He’s batting .255 with an on-base percentage of .347.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in MLB, his batting average ranks 89th, his on-base percentage is 65th, and he is 71st in slugging.
    • Vaughn hopes to build on a five-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .381 with two doubles, a triple, a home run, a walk and nine RBI.
    • Luis Robert leads his team with 36 hits. He has a batting average of .254 while slugging .493 with an on-base percentage of .321.
    • His batting average ranks 94th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 100th, and he is 45th in slugging.
    • Andrew Benintendi is batting .263 with eight doubles and 10 walks.
    • Yasmani Grandal’s .349 on-base percentage leads his team.

    Astros vs. White Sox Probable Pitchers

    J.P. France (HOU) Pitcher Michael Kopech (CHW)
    0 – 0 W/L 1 – 3
    5 IP 37.2
    0.00 ERA 5.97
    0.800 WHIP 1.566
    9.0 K/9 8.6
    1.8 BB/9 5.3

    Astros vs. White Sox Injury Updates

    • Astros: Jose Altuve: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Luis Garcia: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Jose Urquidy: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Parker Mushinski: 15 Day IL (Spine), Mauricio Dubon: day-to-day (Hamstring), Chas McCormick: day-to-day (Back)
    • White Sox: Jake Burger: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Eloy Jiménez: 10 Day IL (Appendix), Billy Hamilton: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Yoán Moncada: 10 Day IL (Back), Romy Gonzalez: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Liam Hendriks: 15 Day IL (Illness), Garrett Crochet: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Matt Foster: 60 Day IL (Forearm)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Astros and White Sox (Last 10 Games)

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