Astros play the Angels with 1-0 series lead

April 8, 2022 GMT

Houston Astros (1-0) vs. Los Angeles Angels (0-1)

Anaheim, California; Friday, 9:38 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Jake Odorizzi (0-0); Angels: Reid Detmers (0-0)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Angels -110, Astros -108; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros play the Los Angeles Angels with a 1-0 series lead.

Los Angeles had a 77-85 record overall and a 39-42 record in home games last season. The Angels slugged .407 as a team last season with three extra base hits per game.

Houston went 95-67 overall and 44-37 on the road a season ago. The Astros pitching staff had a collective 3.78 ERA while averaging 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings in the 2021 season.

INJURIES: Angels: Cooper Criswell: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Taylor Ward: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Chris Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Griffin Canning: 60-Day IL (back)

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Astros: Jacob Meyers: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 10-Day IL (forearm), Taylor Jones: 10-Day IL (back)

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