Astros and Rays meet with series tied 1-1

Posted10/2/2022 7:00 AM

Tampa Bay Rays (86-72, third in the AL East) vs. Houston Astros (103-55, first in the AL West)

Houston; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT


PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Corey Kluber (10-9, 4.36 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 135 strikeouts); Astros: Luis Garcia (14-8, 3.81 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 153 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -169, Rays +144; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays play on Sunday with the winner claiming the three-game series.

Houston has a 52-25 record at home and a 103-55 record overall. The Astros have the seventh-best team on-base percentage in MLB play at .318.

Tampa Bay has an 86-72 record overall and a 35-42 record on the road. The Rays have a 57-26 record in games when they record eight or more hits.

The matchup Sunday is the sixth meeting between these teams this season. The Astros hold a 4-1 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Yordan Alvarez has 26 doubles, two triples and 37 home runs while hitting .303 for the Astros. Jose Altuve is 10-for-28 with three doubles and three home runs over the past 10 games.

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Yandy Diaz has nine home runs, 78 walks and 57 RBI while hitting .297 for the Rays. Wander Franco is 11-for-38 with five doubles and four RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 6-4, .237 batting average, 2.97 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs

Rays: 4-6, .221 batting average, 3.70 ERA, even run differential

INJURIES: Astros: Lance McCullers Jr.: day-to-day (illness), Michael Brantley: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jason Castro: 60-Day IL (knee), Josh James: 60-Day IL (lat)

Rays: Yandy Diaz: day-to-day (shoulder), Brandon Lowe: 60-Day IL (back), Ryan Yarbrough: 15-Day IL (oblique), Nick Anderson: 60-Day IL (foot), Jalen Beeks: 15-Day IL (leg), Ryan Thompson: 60-Day IL (tricep), Brendan McKay: 60-Day IL (elbow), Roman Quinn: 10-Day IL (knee), Shane Baz: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kevin Kiermaier: 60-Day IL (hip), Mike Zunino: 60-Day IL (shoulder), J.P. Feyereisen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Andrew Kittredge: 60-Day IL (elbow)


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

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