Astros aim to keep win streak going against the Tigers

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Houston Astros (92-50, first in the AL West) vs. Detroit Tigers (53-88, fifth in the AL Central)

Detroit; Wednesday, 1:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Cristian Javier (8-9, 3.01 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 165 strikeouts); Tigers: Joey Wentz (1-1, 4.05 ERA, .98 WHIP, 10 strikeouts)

LINE: Astros -270, Tigers +220; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros will attempt to keep a three-game win streak alive when they take on the Detroit Tigers.

Detroit has a 28-42 record at home and a 53-88 record overall. The Tigers are 11-5 in games when they hit at least two home runs.

Houston has a 45-28 record on the road and a 92-50 record overall. The Astros have hit 186 total home runs to rank fifth in the majors.

The matchup Wednesday is the seventh time these teams match up this season. The Astros have a 6-0 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jeimer Candelario has 15 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 45 RBI for the Tigers. Eric Haase is 13-for-32 with five doubles and three home runs over the past 10 games.

Alex Bregman has 35 doubles and 21 home runs for the Astros. Jose Altuve is 15-for-41 with two doubles, two home runs and four RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 3-7, .246 batting average, 5.44 ERA, outscored by 23 runs

Astros: 7-3, .255 batting average, 2.03 ERA, outscored opponents by 22 runs

INJURIES: Tigers: Austin Meadows: 60-Day IL (mental health), Miguel Cabrera: 10-Day IL (biceps), Rony Garcia: 60-Day IL (biceps), Tarik Skubal: 60-Day IL (arm), Beau Brieske: 60-Day IL (forearm), Casey Mize: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kyle Funkhouser: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Spencer Turnbull: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jake Rogers: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Astros: Justin Verlander: 15-Day IL (calf), Michael Brantley: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jason Castro: 60-Day IL (knee), Josh James: 60-Day IL (lat)


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