Astros begin 4-game series against the Angels

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Thursday, June 1, 2023

Los Angeles Angels (30-27, third in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (32-23, second in the AL West)

Houston; Thursday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Reid Detmers (0-4, 4.93 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 58 strikeouts); Astros: Framber Valdez (5-4, 2.38 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 77 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros host the Los Angeles Angels to open a four-game series.

Houston has a 32-23 record overall and a 15-13 record in home games. The Astros have a 15-5 record in games when they did not give up a home run.

Los Angeles is 15-14 in road games and 30-27 overall. The Angels have hit 78 total home runs to rank fifth in the majors.

The teams meet Thursday for the fourth time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Yordan Alvarez has 14 home runs, 28 walks and 48 RBI while hitting .278 for the Astros. Alex Bregman is 14-for-42 with two doubles, a home run and seven RBI over the past 10 games.

Shohei Ohtani leads the Angels with 25 extra base hits (eight doubles, two triples and 15 home runs). Mike Trout is 10-for-38 with a double, three home runs and eight RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 6-4, .234 batting average, 3.24 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs

Angels: 6-4, .240 batting average, 3.30 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs

INJURIES: Astros: Luis Garcia: 15-Day IL (elbow), Jose Urquidy: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Michael Brantley: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15-Day IL (elbow)

Angels: Luis Rengifo: day-to-day (undisclosed), Austin Warren: 60-Day IL (elbow), Matt Moore: 15-Day IL (oblique), Anthony Rendon: 10-Day IL (groin), Jose Quijada: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jose Suarez: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Logan O'Hoppe: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Chris Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jose Marte: 60-Day IL (elbow), Max Stassi: 10-Day IL (hip ), Davis Daniel: 60-Day IL (shoulder)


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.