Junk is expected to begin when Los Angeles receives Houston

Houston Astros (90-61, first in AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (72-79, fourth in AL West)

Anaheim, California; Wednesday at 9:38 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Luis Garcia (11-7, 3.31 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 160 strikeouts) Angels: Janson Junk (0-1, 2.25 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 4 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Engel +174, Astros -205; Over / Under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros will face the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.

The Angels are 38-39 at home games in 2020. Los Angeles has a team on base percentage of 0.304, led by Shohei Ohtani with a 0.342 mark.

The Astros are 43-33 on their way. Houston has beaten .446 this season. Kyle Tucker leads the team with a grade of .559.

The Astros won the last meeting by 10-5. Jose Urquidy took his eighth win and Aledmys Diaz went 2 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs for Houston. Packy Naughton recorded his third loss for Los Angeles.

TOP PERFORMER: Ohtani leads the Angels with 74 additional base hits and beats .255.

Tucker leads the Astros with 66 additional base hits and is .559 slug.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Angels: 3-7, .215 batting average, 4.75 ERA, exceeded by 18 runs

Astros: 8-2, 0.300 batting average, 2.87 ERA, outperformed opponents by 40 runs

INJURIES: Angels: Patrick Sandoval: (spine), Jose Marte: (thighs), Reid Detmers: (health logs), Dylan Bundy: (shoulder), Luke Bard: (hips), Justin Upton: (lumbar vertebrae), Mike Trout: ( Wade), Dexter Fowler: (knee), Jo Adell: (back), Anthony Rendon: (hip), Franklin Barreto: (right elbow).

Astros: Justin Verlander: (elbow), Andre Scrubb: (shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: (foot), Rafael Montero: (shoulder), Tyler Ivey: (not known), Kent Emanuel: (elbow), Pedro Baez: (shoulder ), Michael Brantley: (knee), Freudis Nova: (knee), Taylor Jones: (Covid-19).


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

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