Astros, streaking Brantley set for matchup with Angels

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
 
Posted8/25/2019 7:00 AM

Los Angeles Angels (63-69, fourth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (84-47, first in the AL West)

Houston; Sunday, 2 p.m. EDT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Jaime Barria (4-6, 6.35 ERA) Astros: Framber Valdez (3-6, 5.58 ERA)

LINE: Astros -205; over/under is 10 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Michael Brantley is riding a 17-game hitting streak as Houston readies to play Los Angeles.

The Astros are 41-15 against the rest of their division. Houston's team on-base percentage of .348 leads the American League. Alex Bregman leads the club with an OBP of .409.

The Angels are 26-35 against opponents from the AL West. Los Angeles has slugged .435 this season. Mike Trout leads the club with a .651 slugging percentage, including 71 extra-base hits and 42 home runs. The Astros won the last meeting 5-2. Wade Miley earned his 13th victory and Bregman went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for Houston. Dillon Peters registered his second loss for Los Angeles.

TOP PERFORMERS: Brantley leads the Astros with 161 hits and has 80 RBIs. Bregman is 13-for-37 with three doubles, four home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for Houston.

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David Fletcher leads the Angels with 137 hits and is batting .290. Justin Upton is 7-for-30 with a double, two home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 6-4, .257 batting average, 3.54 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs

Angels: 4-6, .271 batting average, 4.98 ERA

Astros Injuries: Aaron Sanchez: (pectoral), Ryan Pressly: (knee), Lance McCullers Jr.: (elbow), Josh James: (shoulder), Aledmys Diaz: (foot), Carlos Correa: (back).

Angels Injuries: Felix Pena: (knee), Keynan Middleton: (elbow), Griffin Canning: (elbow), Justin Anderson: (lat), Tommy La Stella: (tibia), Zack Cozart: (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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