Athletics play the Astros leading series 1-0
Houston Astros (64-33, first in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (36-63, fifth in the AL West)
Oakland, California; Tuesday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Luis Garcia (8-5, 3.56 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 100 strikeouts); Athletics: Frankie Montas (3-9, 3.07 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 105 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -171, Athletics +146; over/under is 7 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Oakland Athletics play the Houston Astros, leading the series 1-0.
Oakland is 15-34 at home and 36-63 overall. The Athletics have gone 23-15 in games when they did not give up a home run.
Houston has a 34-19 record on the road and a 64-33 record overall. The Astros have a 28-7 record in games when they did not allow a home run.
The teams meet Tuesday for the 11th time this season. The Astros are ahead 6-4 in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Sean Murphy has 24 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and 40 RBI for the Athletics. Ramon Laureano is 7-for-39 with two doubles, three home runs and three RBI over the last 10 games.
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Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros with 42 extra base hits (12 doubles, two triples and 28 home runs). Jeremy Pena is 12-for-41 with two doubles, three home runs and five RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 6-4, .242 batting average, 3.99 ERA, outscored by one run
Astros: 7-3, .234 batting average, 3.30 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs
INJURIES: Athletics: Jed Lowrie: 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: Jason Castro: 10-Day IL (knee), Blake Taylor: 60-Day IL (elbow), Michael Brantley: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Josh James: 60-Day IL (lat), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (forearm)