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    The Houston Astros host the Texas Rangers in Game 6 of the ALCS on Sunday at 8:03 PM ET at Minute Maid Park. The Astros have a 3-2 lead in the series, and will lok to claim a place in the World Series. Framber Valdez starts for Houston, and Nathan Eovaldi is Texas’ pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Rangers

    • Game Day: Sunday, October 22, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:03 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Rangers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -124 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Astros vs. the Rangers?

    • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros average 1.4 home runs per game to rank seventh in MLB play with 222 total home runs.
    • Houston has the fourth-best batting average in the majors (.259).
    • The Astros’ .331 on-base percentage is fourth-best in baseball.
    • Houston strikes out 7.7 times per game, the third-best mark in MLB.
    • The Astros average 1.1 homers per game when playing at home this season (92 total in home contests).
    • Houston is slugging .411 with three extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club is batting .249 with 668 hits (8.2 per game) at home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Kyle Tucker leads Houston with 163 hits and an OBP of .369, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .517. He’s batting .284.
    • Among qualifying batters, he is 18th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 15th, and he is 13th in slugging.
    • Alex Bregman has an OPS of .804, fueled by an OBP of .363 and a team-best slugging percentage of .441 this season. He’s batting .262.
    • Among qualifying hitters, his batting average places him 64th, his on-base percentage 20th, and his slugging percentage 69th.
    • Bregman brings a two-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. During his last five outings he is hitting .211 with a triple, two home runs, four walks and four RBI.
    • Yordan Alvarez is batting .293 with a .583 slugging percentage and 97 RBI this year.
    • Alvarez has picked up a hit in four straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .400 with two home runs, a walk and seven RBI.
    • Jose Altuve is batting .311 with a .393 OBP and 51 RBI for Houston this season.
    • Altuve takes a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .273 with two doubles, two home runs, two walks and four RBI.

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers’ 233 home runs rank third in Major League Baseball.
    • Texas’ .263 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking second in MLB.
    • The Rangers are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking third with an OBP of .337.
    • Texas ranks 17th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.7 Ks per contest.
    • They’ve hit 90 homers, an average of 1.1 per game, in 81 road contests this season.
    • Texas is slugging .411 in 81 road games this season.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .252 with 8.9 base hits per contest.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Marcus Semien has a .478 slugging percentage, which leads the Rangers. He’s batting .276 with an on-base percentage of .348.
    • Including all qualified players in the big leagues, he is 28th in batting average, 39th in on-base percentage and 33rd in slugging percentage.
    • Corey Seager leads his team with 156 hits and a .390 on-base percentage. He has a batting average of .327 while slugging .623.
    • He is currently fifth in batting average, ninth in on-base percentage and second in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters.
    • Adolis Garcia is batting .245 with 29 doubles, 39 home runs and 65 walks.
    • Nate Lowe has 38 doubles, three triples, 17 home runs and 93 walks while hitting .262.

    Astros vs. Rangers Probable Pitchers

    Framber Valdez (HOU) Pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (TEX)
    12 – 11 W/L 12 – 5
    198 IP 144
    3.45 ERA 3.63
    1.126 WHIP 1.139
    9.1 K/9 8.3
    2.6 BB/9 2.9

    Astros vs. Rangers Injury Updates

    • Astros: Luis Garcia: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Rangers: Jacob deGrom: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Ian Kennedy: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Brad Miller: 60 Day IL (Hamstring), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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

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