Houston Astros (6-7, second within the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (10-4, first within the AL West)

Oakland, California; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Framber Valdez (0-1, 2.53 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 10 strikeouts) Athletics: Frankie Montas (1-1, 2.25 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 17 strikeouts)

LINE: Athletics favored by 1 half of runs; over/underneath is Eight half of runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros tackle the Oakland Athletics on Saturday.

The Athletics went 44-32 in division video games in 2019. Oakland averaged 8.5 hits with 3.5 further base hits per sport and 257 complete house runs final 12 months.

The Astros went 56-20 in division video games in 2019. Houston hit .274 as a group final 12 months whereas averaging 9.5 hits per sport.

The groups meet for the primary time this 12 months.

INJURIES: Athletics: Jordan Weems: (strained lat), A.J. Puk: (shoulder).

Astros: Justin Verlander: (forearm), Austin Pruitt: (elbow), Brad Peacock: (undisclosed), Roberto Osuna: (proper elbow), Chris Devenski: (elbow), Joe Biagini: (shoulder), Rogelio Armenteros: (undisclosed), George Springer: (wrist), Aledmys Diaz: (groin).

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