Barria is expected to start for Los Angeles against Houston

Houston Astros (69-46, first in AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (58-59, fourth in AL West)

Anaheim, California; Saturday, 9:07 p.m. EDT

PITCHING LIKELIHOODS: Astros: Luis Garcia (8-6, 3.21 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 129 strikeouts) Angels: Jaime Barria (2-0, 4.21 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 13 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Engel +157, Astros -182; Over / Under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles and Houston play on Saturday.

The Angels are 31-29 years old and native. The Los Angeles line-up has 144 homers this season, with Shohei Ohtani leading them with 38 homers.

The Astros are 32-23 on their way. Houston has a collective of .265 this season, led by Michael Brantley with an average of .329.

The Astros won the last encounter 4-1. Zack Greinke took his 11th win and Kyle Tucker went 1-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs for Houston. Patrick Sandoval suffered his sixth loss for Los Angeles.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ohtani leads the Angels with 38 home runs and has 85 RBIs.

Tucker leads the Astros with 48 additional base hits and is .520.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Angels: 5-5, .215 batting average, 4.24 ERA, exceeded by 10 runs

Astros: 5-5, 0.254 batting average, 2.80 ERA, outperformed opponents by 10 runs

INJURIES: Angel: Alex Cobb: (wrist), Luke Bard: (hip), Mike Trout: (calf), Dexter Fowler: (knee), Anthony Rendon: (hip), Franklin Barreto: (right elbow), Max Stassi: (not known).

Astros: Justin Verlander: (elbow), Jose Urquidy: (arm), Andre Scrubb: (shoulder), Enoli Paredes: (shoulder), Rafael Montero: (shoulder), Tyler Ivey: (not known), Kent Emanuel: (elbow ), Yuli Gurriel: (neck), Alex Bregman: (thigh).


The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and Sportradar data.

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