Astros look to break 3-game skid against Athletics
Oakland, California; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Houston enters the game as losers of their last three games.
The Athletics are 28-26 against AL West teams. Oakland has hit 193 home runs this season, sixth in the American League. Matt Chapman leads the team with 29, averaging one every 15.2 at-bats.
The Astros are 38-13 in division games. Houston has slugged .490, good for second in the American League. George Springer leads the club with a .578 slugging percentage, including 46 extra-base hits and 26 home runs. The Athletics won the last meeting 7-6. Jake Diekman recorded his first victory and Matt Olson went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs for Oakland. Chris Devenski registered his second loss for Houston.
TOP PERFORMERS: Chapman leads the Athletics with 29 home runs and is batting .259. Olson is 11-for-38 with a double, three home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for Oakland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 6-4, .249 batting average, 3.98 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs
Astros: 6-4, .304 batting average, 4.36 ERA, outscored opponents by 35 runs