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Astros start 3-game series with the Guardians

May 23, 2022 GMT

Cleveland Guardians (17-20, third in the AL Central) vs. Houston Astros (27-15, first in the AL West)

Houston; Monday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Zach Plesac (1-3, 4.42 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 23 strikeouts); Astros: Luis Garcia (3-2, 3.35 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 41 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -201, Guardians +171; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros host the Cleveland Guardians to start a three-game series.

Houston has gone 12-5 at home and 27-15 overall. The Astros have a 14-3 record in games when they did not give up a home run.

Cleveland is 17-20 overall and 8-8 in home games. The Guardians have a 5-2 record in games when they hit at least two home runs.

The teams meet Monday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Tucker has six doubles, seven home runs and 26 RBI while hitting .245 for the Astros. Jose Altuve is 12-for-34 with four doubles and four home runs over the last 10 games.

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Owen Miller has 12 doubles, four home runs and 17 RBI while hitting .294 for the Guardians. Amed Rosario is 13-for-37 with two doubles and a triple over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 6-4, .256 batting average, 3.21 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs

Guardians: 4-6, .220 batting average, 3.86 ERA, outscored by four runs

INJURIES: Astros: Jake Odorizzi: 15-Day IL (leg), Taylor Jones: 60-Day IL (back), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (forearm), Jacob Meyers: 10-Day IL (shoulder)

Guardians: Aaron Civale: day-to-day (leg), James Karinchak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Carlos Vargas: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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