Oakland Athletics (36-24, first in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (29-31, second in the AL West)
Los Angeles; Wednesday, 3:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Oakland: Jesus Luzardo (3-2, 4.12 ERA in regular season) Houston: Jose Urquidy (1-1, 2.73 ERA in regular season)
LINE: Astros favoured by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
ALDS: Houston leads the series 2-0
BOTTOM LINE: Jose Urquidy and Houston will host Oakland in Game 3 of the ALDS.
The Astros are 19-21 against the rest of their division. Houston has a team batting average of .252 this post-season , Carlos Correa has lead them with an average of .429, including three extra base hits and six RBIs.
The Athletics have gone 26-14 against division opponents. Oakland has a team on-base percentage of .271 this post-season , Marcus Semien leads them with an OBP of .429 in 19 at-bats.
REGULAR SEASON TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Tucker leads the Astros with 56 hits and is batting .268.
Matt Olson leads the Athletics with 14 home runs home runs and is slugging .424.
INJURIES: 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).
Athletics: Burch Smith: (right forearm), A.J. Puk: (shoulder), Matt Chapman: (hip).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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