Orioles meet the Astros with 2-1 series lead

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Houston Astros (100-53, first in the AL West) vs. Baltimore Orioles (79-72, fourth in the AL East)

Baltimore; Sunday, 1:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Cristian Javier (10-9, 2.77 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 179 strikeouts); Orioles: Austin Voth (5-3, 4.32 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 81 strikeouts)

LINE: Astros -161, Orioles +136; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Baltimore Orioles play the Houston Astros with a 2-1 series lead.

Baltimore has gone 44-33 in home games and 79-72 overall. The Orioles are 50-10 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Houston has a 50-30 record on the road and a 100-53 record overall. The Astros have the second-best team ERA in the majors at 2.93.

The matchup Sunday is the seventh time these teams square off this season. The Orioles hold a 4-2 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Anthony Santander has 23 doubles and 29 home runs for the Orioles. Gunnar Henderson is 10-for-37 with two doubles, a triple, two home runs and 10 RBI over the past 10 games.

Yordan Alvarez has 24 doubles, two triples and 37 home runs while hitting .303 for the Astros. Jose Altuve is 11-for-27 with a double and two home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 5-5, .250 batting average, 4.19 ERA, outscored opponents by one run

Astros: 7-3, .253 batting average, 2.86 ERA, outscored opponents by 19 runs

INJURIES: Orioles: Tyler Wells: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Chris Ellis: 60-Day IL (shoulder), John Means: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Astros: Jeremy Pena: day-to-day (face ), Michael Brantley: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jason Castro: 60-Day IL (knee), Josh James: 60-Day IL (lat)

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