Javier expected to start for Astros at Athletics
Houston Astros (1-0, first in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (0-1, fourth in the AL West)
Oakland, California; Friday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Cristian Javier (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 0 strikeouts) Athletics: TBD
LINE: Athletics favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Oakland Athletics play the Houston Astros on Friday.
The Athletics went 26-14 in division play in 2020. Oakland averaged 7.2 hits with 2.9 extra base hits per game and 11 total triples last year.
The Astros went 19-21 in division games in 2020. Houston hit .240 as a team last year while averaging 8.0 hits per game.
INJURIES: Athletics: Trevor Rosenthal: (right shoulder), Mike Fiers: (right hip).
Astros: Justin Verlander: (elbow), Framber Valdez: (finger), Andre Scrubb: (shoulder), Austin Pruitt: (elbow), Josh James: (hip), Pedro Baez: (illness).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.