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On Friday, a matchup of AL West rivals is on the schedule, with the Houston Astros (58-30) hosting the Oakland Athletics (30-60) at 8:10 PM ET. On the mound for the Astros will be Jose Urquidy (8-3), matched up against the Athletics’ Cole Irvin (3-7).

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Astros vs. Athletics Team Stats

Astros Hitting

  • Kyle Tucker is hitting .256 with 12 doubles, 17 home runs and 43 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters, Tucker ranks 74th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 43rd and he is 36th in slugging.
  • Alex Bregman is batting .243 with 20 doubles, 11 home runs and 52 walks.
  • Bregman’s batting average ranks 95th among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 30th, and he is 78th in the league in slugging.
  • Bregman enters this matchup on a four-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .263 with two doubles, two walks and two RBI.
  • Jose Altuve is hitting .277 with 17 doubles, 17 home runs and 36 walks.
  • Yuli Gurriel is batting .231 with 24 doubles, seven home runs and 19 walks.
  • Gurriel has safely hit in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .200 with a walk and an RBI.

Astros Pitching

  • The Astros strike out 9.1 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, sixth-best in MLB.
  • The Astros have a 2.97 ERA as a team, best in baseball.
  • Astros pitchers have a 1.106 WHIP this season, third-best in the majors.
  • The Astros have allowed the second-fewest home runs this season at just 76, or 0.9 per game.
  • They earned a 3-2 win in their most recent game, striking out 13 Angels batters while allowing eight hits.

Athletics Hitting

  • Sean Murphy paces the Athletics with a team-high batting average of .237.
  • Murphy’s home run total puts him 102nd in MLB, and he is 92nd in RBI.
  • Elvis Andrus has 20 doubles, six home runs and 26 walks while hitting .223.
  • Andrus ranks 174th overall in home runs and 198th in RBI this season.
  • Seth Brown leads the Athletics in home runs (10) and runs batted in (38).
  • Ramon Laureano has 12 doubles, eight home runs and 21 walks while hitting .239.

Athletics Pitching

  • The 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Athletics pitching staff ranks 24th in MLB.
  • The Athletics’ 4.37 team ERA ranks 23rd among all league pitching staffs.
  • Pitchers for the Athletics combine for the 22nd-ranked WHIP in baseball (1.324).
  • Athletics pitchers combine to allow 100 total home runs at a clip of 1.1 per game (23rd-fewest in the league).
  • They fell to the Rangers 5-2 in their last game with five strikeouts while allowing four hits.

Astros vs. Athletics Injuries

Astros Injuries

    Jason Castro: 10 Day IL (Knee), Yordan Alvarez: 10 Day IL (Hand), Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Parker Mushinski: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Josh James: 60 Day IL (Lat), Blake Taylor: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Jose Altuve: day-to-day (Knee)

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Athletics Injuries

    Jed Lowrie: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Jonah Bride: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Dany Jimenez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Deolis Guerra: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Daulton Jefferies: 60 Day IL (Arm), Stephen Piscotty: day-to-day (Wrist), Frankie Montás: day-to-day (Shoulder)

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Astros Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away
7/9/2022 Athletics L 3-2 Away
7/10/2022 Athletics W 6-1 Away
7/12/2022 Angels W 6-5 Away
7/13/2022 Angels L 7-1 Away
7/14/2022 Angels W 3-2 Away
7/15/2022 Athletics Home
7/16/2022 Athletics Home
7/17/2022 Athletics Home
7/21/2022 Yankees Home
7/21/2022 Yankees Home
7/22/2022 Mariners Away

Athletics Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away
7/9/2022 Astros W 3-2 Home
7/10/2022 Astros L 6-1 Home
7/11/2022 Rangers L 10-8 Away
7/12/2022 Rangers W 14-7 Away
7/13/2022 Rangers L 5-2 Away
7/15/2022 Astros Away
7/16/2022 Astros Away
7/17/2022 Astros Away
7/21/2022 Tigers Home
7/21/2022 Tigers Home
7/22/2022 Rangers Home

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