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Javier scheduled to start as Houston hosts Los Angeles

August 25, 2020 GMT

Los Angeles Angels (9-21, fifth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (16-13, second in the AL West)

Houston; Tuesday, 4:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Jose Suarez (0-1, 33.75 ERA, 4.50 WHIP, 0 strikeouts) Astros: Cristian Javier (2-1, 3.55 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 26 strikeouts)

LINE: Astros favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 runs

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

The Astros went 56-20 in division play in 2019. Houston hit .274 as a team last season while averaging 9.5 hits per game.

The Angels went 30-46 in division play in 2019. Los Angeles averaged 8.4 hits with 3.1 extra base hits per game last year.

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The teams meet for the fourth time this year. Houston leads the season series 3-1.

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: (left 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.