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    The Houston Astros (26-19) carry a six-game win streak into a home matchup against the Oakland Athletics (10-37) on Sunday at 2:10 PM ET. The Astros are favored (-351) over the Athletics (+283). Houston has Framber Valdez starting, and Oakland will counter with James Kaprielian.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Sunday, May 21, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -351 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Astros vs. the Athletics?

    • TV Channel: SportsNet SW

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros average 0.9 home runs per game to rank 25th in MLB play with 40 total home runs.
    • Houston’s .246 batting average ranks 15th in the majors.
    • The Astros rank 20th in MLB with a .314 on-base percentage.
    • Houston strikes out 8.1 times per game to rank sixth in the majors.
    • The Astros average 0.9 homers per home game this season (21 total at home).
    • Houston is slugging .374 with 2.5 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team is batting .243 with 191 hits (8.0 per game) at home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Yordan Alvarez has 42 hits and an OBP of .385, both of which rank first among Houston hitters this season. He has a .292 batting average and a slugging percentage of .569.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in MLB, he ranks 27th in batting average, 18th in on-base percentage, and sixth in slugging.
    • Alvarez hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .316 with two doubles, a home run, two walks and four RBI.
    • Kyle Tucker has nine doubles, seven home runs and 22 walks. He’s batting .281 and slugging .469 with an on-base percentage of .360.
    • Among all qualified, he is 44th in batting average, 43rd in on-base percentage and 55th in slugging percentage.
    • Tucker heads into this game looking to extend his four-game hit streak. During his last five outings he is batting .350 with three doubles, a home run, a walk and seven RBI.
    • Alex Bregman is batting .224 with a .371 slugging percentage and 22 RBI this year.
    • Bregman enters this game with three games in a row with at least one hit. 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 has a team batting average of just .228 this season, which ranks 27th among MLB teams.
    • The Athletics have the 23rd-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.309).
    • Oakland is a team with a lot of swing and miss this season, ranking last with an average of 9.5 strikeouts per game.
    • In 22 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 29 homers, an average of 1.3 per contest.
    • Oakland has a team slugging percentage of .415 in away games this season with 65 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 8.4 base hits per game and batting .247 on the road this season.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Brent Rooker has a team-high OBP (.400), and paces the Athletics in hits (40). He’s batting .292 and slugging.
    • Including all qualified hitters, he is 27th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks ninth and he is fifth in slugging.
    • Esteury Ruiz paces his team with a .378 slugging percentage. He has a batting average of .286 with an on-base percentage of .350.
    • He is 41st in batting average, 56th in on-base percentage and 123rd in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
    • Ryan Noda is batting .221 with nine doubles, a triple, four home runs and 31 walks.
    • Shea Langeliers is batting .221 with four doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 13 walks.

    Astros vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Framber Valdez (HOU) Pitcher James Kaprielian (OAK)
    3 – 4 W/L 0 – 3
    57 IP 23
    2.84 ERA 10.17
    1.123 WHIP 1.957
    10.3 K/9 9.8
    1.9 BB/9 5.9

    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), Drew Rucinski: 15 Day IL (Illness), 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), Ken Waldichuk: day-to-day (Calf)

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


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