Astros take on Athletics, look to build on 9-game win streak
Oakland, California; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT
LINE: Astros favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Houston enters the game as winners of their last nine games.
The Athletics are 4-7 against AL West opponents. Oakland has a collective on-base percentage of .322, good for third in the American League. Marcus Semien leads the team with a mark of .398.
LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 5-5, .296 batting average, 5.88 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs
Astros: 9-1, .302 batting average, 3.44 ERA, outscored opponents by 17 runs
Athletics Injuries: Sean Manaea: 60-day IL (shoulder), Daniel Gossett: 60-day IL (elbow), Jharel Cotton: 60-day IL (elbow), Chris Bassitt: 10-day IL (leg), Nick Martini: 10-day IL (knee), Matt Olson: 10-day IL (hand), Chris Herrmann: 60-day IL (knee).