Astros face the Angels following Greinke’s solid outing
Anaheim, California; Thursday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Houston heads into the matchup after a dominant performance by Zack Greinke. Greinke pitched 8 1/3 innings, surrendering zero runs on two hits with nine strikeouts against Seattle.
The Angels are 29-43 against the rest of their division. Los Angeles hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .323 this season, led by Mike Trout with a mark of .427.
The Astros are 53-19 in division matchups. Houston has slugged .496, good for the best mark in the American League. Alex Bregman leads the team with a .595 slugging percentage, including 79 extra-base hits and 40 home runs.
Bregman leads the Astros with 110 RBIs and is batting .298. Yordan Alvarez is 12-for-29 with four doubles, three home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Houston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Angels: 4-6, .245 batting average, 5.44 ERA, outscored by 21 runs
Astros: 9-1, .259 batting average, 2.30 ERA, outscored opponents by 33 runs
Angels Injuries: Felix Pena: (knee), Griffin Canning: (elbow), Cam Bedrosian: (forearm), Justin Upton: (knee), Mike Trout: (foot), Luis Rengifo: (hand), Tommy La Stella: (tibia), Zack Cozart: (shoulder), Shohei Ohtani: (knee), Max Stassi: (hip).