Angels aim to stop losing streak in matchup with the Astros

Houston Astros (56-29, first in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (38-49, fourth in the AL West)

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

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Cristian Javier (6-4, 3.01 ERA, .99 WHIP, 102 strikeouts); Angels: Shohei Ohtani (8-4, 2.44 ERA, .99 WHIP, 111 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Angels -125, Astros +106; over/under is 7 runs

Houston Astros (56-29, first in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (38-49, fourth in the AL West)

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

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Cristian Javier (6-4, 3.01 ERA, .99 WHIP, 102 strikeouts); Angels: Shohei Ohtani (8-4, 2.44 ERA, .99 WHIP, 111 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Angels -125, Astros +106; over/under is 7 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Angels take on the Houston Astros as losers of five straight games.

Los Angeles is 38-49 overall and 21-24 at home. The Angels have a 22-11 record in games when they scored five or more runs.

Houston has a 56-29 record overall and a 30-17 record on the road. Astros hitters have a collective .430 slugging percentage to rank third in the AL.

The teams meet Wednesday for the 12th time this season. The Astros lead the season series 8-3.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mike Trout leads the Angels with 24 home runs while slugging .596. Luis Rengifo is 10-for-38 with a double, a home run and two RBI over the past 10 games.

Kyle Tucker has 12 doubles and 17 home runs for the Astros. Jose Altuve is 13-for-34 with four doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Angels: 1-9, .168 batting average, 4.99 ERA, outscored by 25 runs

Astros: 8-2, .271 batting average, 3.03 ERA, outscored opponents by 23 runs

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

Astros: Yordan Alvarez: 10-Day IL (hand), Jason Castro: 10-Day IL (knee), Blake Taylor: 60-Day IL (elbow), Michael Brantley: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Josh James: 60-Day IL (lat), Parker Mushinski: 15-Day IL (elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (forearm)

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

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