White Sox visit the Astros for season opener

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Friday, March 31, 2023

Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros

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

PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Lance Lynn (0-0); Astros: Cristian Javier (0-0)

: Astros -159, White Sox +136; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros open the season at home against the Chicago White Sox.

Houston had a 106-56 record overall and a 55-26 record in home games last season. The Astros batted .247 as a team in the 2022 season with a .742 OPS.

Chicago went 81-81 overall and 44-37 on the road last season. The White Sox averaged 2.7 extra base hits per game, including 0.9 home runs.

INJURIES: Astros: Blake Taylor: 15-Day IL (elbow), Parker Mushinski: 15-Day IL (spine), Michael Brantley: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15-Day IL (elbow), Jose Altuve: 10-Day IL (thumb)

White Sox: Matt Foster: 15-Day IL (forearm), Liam Hendriks: 15-Day IL (illness), Garrett Crochet: 15-Day IL (elbow)


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