Astros host the Angels to begin 3-game series

July 1, 2022 GMT

Los Angeles Angels (37-41, third in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (48-27, first in the AL West)

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

PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Michael Lorenzen (6-5, 4.24 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 52 strikeouts); Astros: Cristian Javier (5-3, 2.73 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 81 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -159, Angels +135; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros host the Los Angeles Angels to begin a three-game series.

Houston has a 21-11 record at home and a 48-27 record overall. Astros hitters have a collective .316 on-base percentage, the sixth-ranked percentage in the AL.

Los Angeles has a 37-41 record overall and a 16-18 record on the road. The Angels have a 13-30 record in games when they have allowed at least one home run.

The teams match up Friday for the eighth time this season. The Astros lead the season series 4-3.

TOP PERFORMERS: Yordan Alvarez has a .316 batting average to lead the Astros, and has eight doubles, two triples and 23 home runs. Alex Bregman is 14-for-35 with two home runs and eight RBI over the past 10 games.

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Mike Trout has 17 doubles, two triples and 23 home runs for the Angels. Taylor Ward is 15-for-41 with three doubles, a home run and five RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 8-2, .236 batting average, 2.30 ERA, outscored opponents by 21 runs

Angels: 5-5, .242 batting average, 3.72 ERA, outscored by one run

INJURIES: Astros: Yordan Alvarez: day-to-day (concussion), Jeremy Pena: day-to-day (concussion), Michael Brantley: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Josh James: 60-Day IL (lat), Parker Mushinski: 15-Day IL (elbow), Blake Taylor: 15-Day IL (elbow), Jake Odorizzi: 15-Day IL (leg), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (forearm)

Angels: Archie Bradley: 15-Day IL (right elbow), Matt Duffy: 10-Day IL (back), Jimmy Herget: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Anthony Rendon: 60-Day IL (wrist), Austin Warren: 15-Day IL (tricep), David Fletcher: 60-Day IL (hip), Cooper Criswell: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Chris Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Griffin Canning: 60-Day IL (back)

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