Houston Astros (89-61, first in AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (72-78, fourth in AL West)
Anaheim, California; Tuesday at 9:38 p.m. EDT
PITCHING LIKELIHOODS: Astros: Jose Urquidy (7-3, 3.38 ERA, .98 WHIP, 78 strikeouts) Angels: Packy Naughton (0-2, 4.32 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 11 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Engel +155, Astros -180; Over / Under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles and Houston will meet on Tuesday.
The Angels are 38-38 in their home country. Los Angeles pitching staff averages 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings.
The Astros are 42-33 on their way. Houston has made 199 home runs as a team this season. Yordan Alvarez leads the club at 31, an average of one in every 16 at-bats.
The Astros won the last encounter 10-0. Framber Valdez recorded his 11th win and Marwin Gonzalez went 2 for 5. with a home run and five RBIs for Houston. Jaime Barria recorded his fourth loss for Los Angeles.
TOP PERFORMER: Shohei Ohtani leads the Angels with 94 RBIs and beats .253.
Yuli Gurriel leads the Astros with 157 hits, beating .317.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Angels: 3-7, .216 batting average, 4.81 ERA, exceeded by 18 runs
Astros: 7-3, 0.291 batting average, 2.77 ERA, outperformed opponents by 33 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 with the technology of Data Skrive and data from Sports Radar.