Astros, streaking Brantley set for matchup with Angels
Houston; Sunday, 2 p.m. EDT
LINE: Astros -205; over/under is 10 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Michael Brantley is riding a 17-game hitting streak as Houston readies to play Los Angeles.
The Astros are 41-15 against the rest of their division. Houston’s team on-base percentage of .348 leads the American League. Alex Bregman leads the club with an OBP of .409.
The Angels are 26-35 against opponents from the AL West. Los Angeles has slugged .435 this season. Mike Trout leads the club with a .651 slugging percentage, including 71 extra-base hits and 42 home runs. The Astros won the last meeting 5-2. Wade Miley earned his 13th victory and Bregman went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for Houston. Dillon Peters registered his second loss for Los Angeles.
TOP PERFORMERS: Brantley leads the Astros with 161 hits and has 80 RBIs. Bregman is 13-for-37 with three doubles, four home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for Houston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 6-4, .257 batting average, 3.54 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs
Angels: 4-6, .271 batting average, 4.98 ERA