Astros take 3-game road win streak into game against the Athletics

Houston Astros (32-18, first in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (20-32, fifth in the AL West)

Oakland, California; Wednesday, 3:37 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Justin Verlander (6-2, 2.03 ERA, .83 WHIP, 55 strikeouts); Athletics: Cole Irvin (2-2, 3.15 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 26 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -221, Athletics +182; over/under is 7 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros visit the Oakland Athletics aiming to extend a three-game road winning streak.

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Houston Astros (32-18, first in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (20-32, fifth in the AL West)

Oakland, California; Wednesday, 3:37 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Justin Verlander (6-2, 2.03 ERA, .83 WHIP, 55 strikeouts); Athletics: Cole Irvin (2-2, 3.15 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 26 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -221, Athletics +182; over/under is 7 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros visit the Oakland Athletics aiming to extend a three-game road winning streak.

Oakland has a 7-20 record at home and a 20-32 record overall. The Athletics have a 6-2 record in games when they hit two or more home runs.

Houston is 32-18 overall and 18-12 on the road. The Astros have a 17-1 record in games when they scored at least five runs.

Wednesday’s game is the third time these teams match up this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Elvis Andrus has 11 doubles and three home runs while hitting .234 for the Athletics. Chad Pinder is 8-for-32 with two doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.

Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros with 19 extra base hits (four doubles, a triple and 14 home runs). Jose Altuve is 10-for-34 with two doubles, two home runs and three RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 3-7, .239 batting average, 5.32 ERA, outscored by 18 runs

Astros: 7-3, .213 batting average, 2.45 ERA, even run differential

INJURIES: Athletics: Kevin Smith: day-to-day (leg), Daulton Jefferies: 60-Day IL (arm), Skye Bolt: 60-Day IL (oblique), Stephen Piscotty: 10-Day IL (calf), Stephen Vogt: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Astros: Kyle Tucker: day-to-day (foot), 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)

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

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