Urquidy scheduled to start for Houston against Oakland

October 7, 2020

Oakland Athletics (36-24, first in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (29-31, second in the AL West)

Los Angeles; Wednesday, 3:35 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Oakland: Jesus Luzardo (3-2, 4.12 ERA in regular season) Houston: Jose Urquidy (1-1, 2.73 ERA in regular season)

LINE: Astros favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs

ALDS: Houston leads the series 2-0

BOTTOM LINE: Jose Urquidy and Houston will host Oakland in Game 3 of the ALDS.

The Astros are 19-21 against the rest of their division. Houston has a team batting average of .252 this postseason, Carlos Correa has lead them with an average of .429, including three extra base hits and six RBIs.

The Athletics have gone 26-14 against division opponents. Oakland has a team on-base percentage of .271 this postseason, Marcus Semien leads them with an OBP of .429 in 19 at-bats.

REGULAR SEASON TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Tucker leads the Astros with 56 hits and is batting .268.

Matt Olson leads the Athletics with 14 home runs home runs and is slugging .424.

INJURIES: Astros: Justin Verlander: (forearm), Austin Pruitt: (elbow), Brad Peacock: (shoulder), Roberto Osuna: (right elbow), Chris Devenski: (elbow), Rogelio Armenteros: (undisclosed), Bryan Abreu: (undisclosed), Yordan Alvarez: (knee).

Athletics: Burch Smith: (right forearm), A.J. Puk: (shoulder), Matt Chapman: (hip).


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

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