Houston Astros (29-31, second in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (36-24, first in the AL West)
Los Angeles; Monday, 4:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Houston: Lance McCullers Jr. (3-3, 3.93 ERA in regular season) Oakland: Chris Bassitt (5-2, 2.29 ERA in regular season)
LINE: Athletics favoured by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Chris Bassitt and Oakland will host Houston in Game 1 of the ALDS.
The Athletics are 26-14 against the rest of their division. Oakland has a team batting average of .194 this post-season , Chad Pinder has lead them with an average of .333
The Astros are 19-21 against AL West Division opponents. Houston has a team slugging percentage of .254 this post-season , Carlos Correa leads them with a mark of 1.000 in 6 at-bats.
REGULAR SEASON TOP PERFORMERS: Matt Olson leads the Athletics with 42 RBIs and is batting .195.
Kyle Tucker leads the Astros with 27 extra base hits and is slugging .512.
INJURIES: Athletics: Burch Smith: (right forearm), A.J. Puk: (shoulder), Matt Chapman: (hip).
Astros: Justin Verlander: (forearm), Austin Pruitt: (elbow), Brad Peacock: (shoulder), Roberto Osuna: (right elbow), Chris Devenski: (elbow), Rogelio Armenteros: (undisclosed), Bryan Abreu: (undisclosed), Yordan Alvarez: (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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