Athletics host the Astros following Bailey’s solid performance
10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Oakland heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Homer Bailey. Bailey pitched seven innings, surrendering zero runs on two hits with seven strikeouts against San Francisco.
The Athletics are 27-26 against AL West teams. The Oakland pitching staff owns a team ERA of 4.05, Mike Fiers leads the staff with a mark of 3.18.
The Astros are 38-12 against the rest of their division. Houston has hit 204 home runs this season, fourth in the American League. Alex Bregman leads the club with 28, averaging one every 14.7 at-bats.
Bregman leads the Astros with 28 home runs home runs and is slugging .550. Yuli Gurriel is 14-for-35 with five doubles, five home runs and 16 RBIs over the last 10 games for Houston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 6-4, .257 batting average, 3.66 ERA, outscored opponents by 15 runs
Astros: 7-3, .320 batting average, 3.59 ERA, outscored opponents by 45 runs