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    Justin Verlander looks for his 10th win of the campaign when his Houston Astros (73-58) visit the Detroit Tigers (59-70). The Astros are favored in the matchup (-189) against the Tigers (+158), and the game starts at 1:40 PM ET on Sunday. Verlander gets the starting nod for Houston, and Alex Faedo is Detroit’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Tigers

    • Game Day: Sunday, August 27, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:40 PM ET
    • Location: Detroit, Michigan
    • Stadium: Comerica Park
    Astros vs Tigers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -189 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Astros vs. the Tigers?

    • TV Channel: BSDET

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros rank ninth-best in MLB play with 168 total home runs.
    • Houston’s .253 batting average ranks 14th in MLB.
    • The Astros are 10th in MLB with a .326 on-base percentage.
    • Houston’s hitters strike out 7.9 times per game, the fourth-fewest strikeouts in the majors.
    • The Astros have hit 93 homers on the road this season (1.4 per game).
    • Houston has a .427 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.2 extra-base hits per game away from home.
    • The team averages 8.9 hits per game and is batting .253 away from home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Kyle Tucker leads Houston in OBP (.371), slugging percentage (.516) and total hits (135) this season. He has a .290 batting average.
    • Among qualified batters, he is 12th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 14th, and he is 12th in slugging.
    • Alex Bregman has 21 doubles, three triples, 21 home runs and 75 walks. He’s batting .259 and slugging .439 with an on-base percentage of .360.
    • Among all qualifying players, he ranks 69th in batting average, 22nd in on-base percentage and 68th in slugging percentage.
    • Yordan Alvarez has collected 82 base hits, an OBP of .380 and a slugging percentage of .538 this season.
    • Chas McCormick has been key for Houston with 86 hits, an OBP of .364 plus a slugging percentage of .518.

    Tigers Stats & Trends

    Tigers Batting

    • The Tigers have hit 131 homers this season, which ranks 24th in the league.
    • Detroit ranks 26th in MLB with a team batting average of just .235.
    • The Tigers have an OBP of just .301 this season, which ranks 27th in MLB.
    • Detroit ranks 21st in strikeouts per game (9.0) among MLB offenses.
    • In 64 games at home this season, they’ve hit 58 homers, an average of 0.9 per contest.
    • Detroit is slugging .382 in 64 home games this season.
    • They are averaging 8.3 base hits per game and batting .246 as a team at home this season.

    Tigers Key Batters

    • Spencer Torkelson has put up a slugging percentage of .438 and has 111 hits, both team-best numbers for the Tigers. He’s batting .232 and with an on-base percentage of .315.
    • He ranks 123rd in batting average, 102nd in on-base percentage and 69th in slugging percentage among all qualifying batters in the majors.
    • Kerry Carpenter has 12 doubles, a triple, 20 home runs and 24 walks while hitting .293. He’s slugging .548 with an on-base percentage of .356.
    • Riley Greene is batting .293 with 19 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 33 walks.
    • Zach McKinstry is hitting .239 with 17 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 37 walks.

    Astros vs. Tigers Probable Pitchers

    Justin Verlander (HOU) Pitcher Alex Faedo (DET)
    9 – 6 W/L 2 – 4
    118.1 IP 51.1
    3.19 ERA 4.91
    1.183 WHIP 0.974
    7.8 K/9 7.9
    2.7 BB/9 2.3

    Astros vs. Tigers Injury Updates

    • Astros: Grae Kessinger: 10 Day IL (Health and safety protocols), Phil Maton: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Luis Garcia: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Michael Brantley: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Tigers: Mason Englert: 15 Day IL (Hip), Matthew Boyd: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Alexander: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Austin Meadows: 60 Day IL (Anxiety), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Matt Manning: day-to-day (Undisclosed)

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