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)