Astros try to extend road win streak in matchup with the Athletics
Houston Astros (55-28, first in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (28-57, fifth in the AL West)
Oakland, California; Saturday, 4:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Framber Valdez (8-3, 2.67 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 93 strikeouts); Athletics: Zach Logue (0-0)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -336, Athletics +267; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros will try to keep a three-game road win streak going when they play the Oakland Athletics.
Oakland has a 28-57 record overall and a 10-31 record at home. The Athletics have a 5-16 record in games decided by one run.
Houston is 55-28 overall and 28-16 in road games. The Astros are 31-3 in games when they hit at least two home runs.
The matchup Saturday is the fifth time these teams square off this season. The Astros hold a 4-0 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Elvis Andrus has 20 doubles and six home runs while hitting .228 for the Athletics. Ramon Laureano is 10-for-36 with four home runs over the past 10 games.
Kyle Tucker has 11 doubles, 16 home runs and 58 RBI while hitting .262 for the Astros. Jose Altuve is 11-for-34 with three doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.
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LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 3-7, .207 batting average, 3.49 ERA, outscored by five runs
Astros: 9-1, .275 batting average, 2.80 ERA, outscored opponents by 28 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)