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    Kyle Tucker will look for his 100th RBI of the season (he has 99) when his Houston Astros (80-62) play the San Diego Padres (67-75) on Saturday at 7:10 PM ET. The Astros are favored (-122) over the Padres (+102). Cristian Javier starts for Houston while San Diego will counter with Seth Lugo.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Padres

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Padres Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -122 9

    How Do I Watch the Astros vs. the Padres?

    • TV Channel: MLB Network

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros are eighth-best in MLB action with 196 total home runs.
    • Houston ranks fourth in the majors with a .260 batting average.
    • The Astros’ .332 on-base percentage ranks fifth-best in MLB.
    • Houston strikes out 7.7 times per game, the third-best average in baseball.
    • The Astros average 1.1 homers per game when playing at home this season (78 total in home outings).
    • Houston is slugging .407 with 2.8 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team is batting .251 with 582 hits (8.3 per game) at home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Tucker leads Houston in OBP (.373) and total hits (145) this season. He’s batting .288 batting average while slugging .504.
    • He is 14th in batting average, 13th in on-base percentage, and 16th in slugging among qualifying hitters in the majors.
    • Alex Bregman has an OPS of .818, fueled by an OBP of .369 and a team-best slugging percentage of .449 this season. He’s batting .272.
    • Among qualified batters, his batting average ranks him 46th, his on-base percentage 15th, and his slugging percentage 70th.
    • Bregman heads into this game looking to extend his six-game hit streak. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .395 with three doubles, a home run, two walks and five RBI.
    • Yordan Alvarez is batting .292 with a .569 slugging percentage and 82 RBI this year.
    • Alvarez enters this game with three games in a row with at least one hit. During his last five outings he is batting .353 with two home runs, eight walks and five RBI.
    • Jeremy Pena has been key for Houston with 135 hits, an OBP of .328 plus a slugging percentage of .396.
    • Pena heads into this game on a five-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .400 with two doubles and an RBI.

    Padres Stats & Trends

    Padres Batting

    • The Padres’ 180 home runs rank 13th in Major League Baseball.
    • San Diego’s .240 batting average ranks 23rd in the majors this season.
    • The Padres have an OBP of .326 this season, which ranks 11th in MLB.
    • San Diego is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking ninth with an average of 8.1 strikeouts per game.
    • They’ve hit 90 homers, an average of 1.3 per game, in 67 road contests this season.
    • San Diego has a team slugging percentage of .409 in away games this season with 208 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 8.1 base hits per game and batting .236 on the road this season.

    Padres Key Batters

    • Juan Soto has put up an on-base percentage of .398 and has 128 hits, both team-high numbers for the Padres. He’s batting .258 and slugging .485.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in the big leagues, his batting average ranks 79th, his on-base percentage is sixth, and he is 29th in slugging.
    • Ha-Seong Kim has 21 doubles, 17 home runs and 67 walks while batting .273. He’s slugging .424 with an on-base percentage of .364.
    • His batting average is 41st among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 23rd, and he is 88th in slugging.
    • Fernando Tatis Jr. is batting .260 with 29 doubles, a triple, 23 home runs and 46 walks.
    • Manny Machado is batting .253 with 20 doubles, 26 home runs and 47 walks.

    Astros vs. Padres Probable Pitchers

    Cristian Javier (HOU) Pitcher Seth Lugo (SD)
    9 – 3 W/L 6 – 6
    137.1 IP 121.1
    4.65 ERA 3.49
    1.282 WHIP 1.195
    8.3 K/9 8.7
    3.3 BB/9 2

    Astros vs. Padres Injury Updates

    • Astros: Ryne Stanek: 15 Day IL (Ankle), Luis Garcia: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Padres: Ji-Man Choi: 10 Day IL (Rib), Gary Sánchez: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Jake Cronenworth: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Joe Musgrove: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Yu Darvish: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Steven Wilson: 15 Day IL (Hip), Drew Carlton: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Reiss Knehr: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Alek Jacob: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Drew Pomeranz: 60 Day IL (Elbow/flexor)

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

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