Astros and Angels meet, winner takes 3-game series

Updated Sep. 11, 2022 3:01 a.m. ET

Los Angeles Angels (61-78, third in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (89-50, first in the AL West)

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

PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Tucker Davidson (2-5, 6.42 ERA, 1.72 WHIP, 25 strikeouts); Astros: Luis Garcia (11-8, 3.99 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 139 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -244, Angels +199; over/under is 8 runs


BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels play on Sunday with the winner claiming the three-game series.

Houston has an 89-50 record overall and a 46-22 record in home games. The Astros have hit 178 total home runs to rank second in the AL.

Los Angeles is 61-78 overall and 30-38 in road games. The Angels have a 40-26 record in games when they record eight or more hits.

Sunday's game is the 19th time these teams match up this season. The Astros hold a 12-6 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros with 31 home runs while slugging .582. Jeremy Pena is 14-for-43 with a double, a home run and two RBI over the last 10 games.

Taylor Ward has 15 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs and 51 RBI for the Angels. Mike Trout is 13-for-40 with two doubles and six home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 7-3, .230 batting average, 2.03 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs

Angels: 5-5, .232 batting average, 3.29 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs

INJURIES: Astros: Justin Verlander: 15-Day IL (calf), Aledmys Diaz: 10-Day IL (groin), Michael Brantley: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jason Castro: 60-Day IL (knee), Blake Taylor: 60-Day IL (elbow), Josh James: 60-Day IL (lat)

Angels: Shohei Ohtani: day-to-day (undisclosed), David Fletcher: day-to-day (hand), Jhonathan Diaz: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Jared Walsh: 60-Day IL (rib), Archie Bradley: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anthony Rendon: 60-Day IL (wrist), Chris Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Griffin Canning: 60-Day IL (back)


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