Oakland takes on Houston in division matchup
Houston; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: AL West opponents Houston and Oakland will play on Wednesday.
The Astros are 47-16 against opponents from the AL West. Houston has hit 252 home runs this season, fourth in the league. Alex Bregman leads the team with 35, averaging one every 14.4 at-bats.
The Athletics are 34-28 against division opponents. Oakland has hit 230 home runs this season, fifth in the American League. Matt Chapman leads the club with 32, averaging one every 16.3 at-bats. The Athletics won the last meeting 21-7. Tanner Roark notched his 10th victory and Sean Murphy went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs for Oakland. Wade Miley took his fifth loss for Houston.
TOP PERFORMERS: Bregman leads the Astros with 71 extra base hits and is slugging .581. George Springer is 8-for-22 with four home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Houston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 7-3, .290 batting average, 4.65 ERA, outscored opponents by 26 runs
Athletics: 7-3, .265 batting average, 4.80 ERA, outscored opponents by 21 runs