Angels to take on Astros on the road
Houston; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT
LINE: Astros favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
The Astros are 24-7 against AL West teams. The Houston offense has compiled a .266 batting average as a team this season, good for sixth in the MLB. Michael Brantley leads the team with an average of .318.
The Angels are 18-25 against teams from the AL West. Los Angeles has slugged .438 this season. Mike Trout leads the team with a mark of .636. The Angels won the last meeting 5-4. Felix Pena earned his sixth victory and Kole Calhoun went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and two RBIs for Los Angeles. Justin Verlander took his fourth loss for Houston.
Trout leads the Angels with 26 home runs and is batting .303. Shohei Ohtani is 16-for-36 with four doubles, four home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 7-3, .275 batting average, 4.89 ERA, outscored by four runs
Angels: 6-4, .254 batting average, 4.05 ERA, outscored by one run
Angels Injuries: JC Ramirez: 60-day IL (elbow), Keynan Middleton: 60-day IL (elbow), Matt Harvey: 10-day IL (back), Justin Upton: day-to-day (quad), Brian Goodwin: 10-day IL (wrist), Tommy La Stella: 10-day IL (tibia), Zack Cozart: 10-day IL (shoulder), Kevan Smith: 10-day IL (hand).