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Heaney scheduled to start for Los Angeles against Houston

August 26, 2020 GMT

Los Angeles Angels (10-22, fifth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (17-14, second in the AL West)

Anaheim, California; Saturday, 10:37 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Andrew Heaney (1-2, 5.52 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 31 strikeouts) Astros: Lance McCullers Jr. (2-2, 5.75 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 25 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros take on the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.

The Astros finished 56-20 against AL West Division opponents in 2019. Houston averaged 9.5 hits with 3.9 extra base hits per game and 288 total home runs last season.

The Angels went 30-46 in division play in 2019. Los Angeles pitchers had an ERA of 5.12 last year while striking out 8.7 hitters per game.

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The teams meet for the sixth time this season. Houston leads the season series 4-2.

INJURIES: Astros: Justin Verlander: (forearm), Austin Pruitt: (elbow), Brad Peacock: (undisclosed), Roberto Osuna: (right elbow), Josh James: (hip), Chris Devenski: (elbow), Rogelio Armenteros: (undisclosed), George Springer: (elbow), Yordan Alvarez: (knee), Aledmys Diaz: (groin), Alex Bregman: (hamstring).

Angels: Dillon Peters: (oblique), Cam Bedrosian: (adductor), Justin Anderson: (elbow), Shohei Ohtani: (pronator), Max Stassi: (knee).

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