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    The Houston Astros (25-19) will aim to keep a five-game winning streak going when they host the Oakland Athletics (10-36) on Saturday at 4:10 PM ET. The Astros are favored (-300) over the Athletics (+243). Houston’s Hunter Brown and Oakland’s JP Sears will take the mound first.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Saturday, May 20, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -300 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Astros vs. the Athletics?

    • TV Channel: SportsNet SW

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros are 25th in MLB play with 39 home runs. They average 0.9 per game.
    • Houston has the 16th-ranked batting average in MLB (.246).
    • The Astros are 18th in MLB with an on-base percentage of .315.
    • Houston strikes out 8.1 times per game, the sixth-fewest mark in the majors.
    • The Astros have hit 20 home runs at home this season (0.9 per game).
    • Houston has a .373 slugging percentage and is averaging 2.5 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club averages 8.0 hits per game and is batting .243 at home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Kyle Tucker has nine doubles, seven home runs and 22 walks while batting .282. He has an on-base percentage of .363 and a slugging percentage of .474.
    • Among the qualified hitters in baseball, his batting average ranks 40th, his on-base percentage ranks 43rd, and he is 53rd in slugging.
    • Tucker has recorded a base hit in three straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .421 with four doubles, a home run, a walk and seven RBI.
    • Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros in OBP (.388) and total hits (41) this season. He’s batting .291 while slugging .553.
    • Among qualifying batters, he ranks 31st in batting average, 16th in on-base percentage and 11th in slugging percentage.
    • Alex Bregman has collected 37 base hits, an OBP of .337 and a slugging percentage of .373 this season.
    • Bregman takes a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is batting .389 with a double, two home runs, two walks and six RBI.
    • Jeremy Pena has six home runs, 22 RBI and a batting average of .253 this season.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics have hit 53 homers this season, which ranks 13th in the league.
    • Oakland ranks 25th in MLB with a .229 team batting average.
    • The Athletics have the 22nd-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.310).
    • Oakland ranks just 29th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.4 whiffs per contest.
    • They’ve hit 29 homers, an average of 1.4 per game, in 21 road contests this season.
    • Oakland is slugging .422 in 21 road games this season.
    • In 21 road games this season, they have a batting average of .248 while averaging 8.5 base hits per contest.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Brent Rooker is leading the Athletics with 38 hits. He’s batting .286 and slugging .586 with an on-base percentage of .398.
    • Including all the qualified players in the majors, his batting average puts him 36th, his on-base percentage is 13th, and he is fifth in slugging.
    • Esteury Ruiz is slugging .376 to pace his team. He has a batting average of .282 with an on-base percentage of .347.
    • His batting average ranks 40th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 61st, and he is 124th in slugging.
    • Ryan Noda has an on-base percentage of .403, a team-high for the Athletics.
    • Shea Langeliers is batting .228 with four doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 13 walks.

    Astros vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Hunter Brown (HOU) Pitcher JP Sears (OAK)
    4 – 1 W/L 0 – 3
    44.2 IP 42.2
    3.43 ERA 5.27
    1.321 WHIP 1.172
    9.5 K/9 9.3
    3.4 BB/9 1.9

    Astros vs. Athletics Injury Updates

    • Astros: Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Jose Urquidy: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Luis Garcia: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Parker Mushinski: 15 Day IL (Spine)
    • Athletics: Seth Brown: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Trevor May: 15 Day IL (Personal), Zach Jackson: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Mason Miller: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Paul Blackburn: 15 Day IL (Finger), Dany Jimenez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Freddy Tarnok: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Kirby Snead: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Manny Piña: 60 Day IL (Wrist)

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

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