Athletics and Astros play to decide series winner

July 10, 2022 GMT

Houston Astros (55-29, first in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (29-57, fifth in the AL West)

Oakland, California; Sunday, 4:07 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Jake Odorizzi (3-2, 4.04 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 24 strikeouts); Athletics: Cole Irvin (3-6, 3.35 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 56 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -186, Athletics +158; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros play on Sunday with the three-game series tied 1-1.

Oakland is 29-57 overall and 11-31 at home. The Athletics have gone 15-8 in games when they scored five or more runs.

Houston is 28-17 in road games and 55-29 overall. The Astros have the second-ranked team ERA in the AL at 2.98.

Sunday’s game is the sixth time these teams match up this season. The Astros have a 4-1 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Elvis Andrus has 20 doubles, six home runs and 22 RBI for the Athletics. Ramon Laureano is 10-for-36 with four home runs and six RBI over the past 10 games.

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Yordan Alvarez has 11 doubles, two triples and 26 home runs while hitting .306 for the Astros. Jeremy Pena is 7-for-29 with three home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 4-6, .203 batting average, 3.45 ERA, outscored by three runs

Astros: 8-2, .271 batting average, 3.03 ERA, outscored opponents by 25 runs

INJURIES: Athletics: Frankie Montas: day-to-day (shoulder), Jed Lowrie: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Jonah Bride: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Dany Jimenez: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Daulton Jefferies: 60-Day IL (arm), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Astros: Jeremy Pena: day-to-day (health and safety protocols), Jason Castro: 10-Day IL (knee), Blake Taylor: 60-Day IL (elbow), Michael Brantley: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Josh James: 60-Day IL (lat), Parker Mushinski: 15-Day IL (elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (forearm)

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