Houston Astros (29-31, second in the West) versus Auckland Athletics (36-24, first in the West)
Los Angeles; Monday, 4:07 pm EST
Ring Problems: Houston: Lance McCullers Jr. (3-3, 3.93 eps regular season) Oakland: Chris Bassett (5-2, 2.29 eps regular season)
LINE: Athletics favored by 1 1/2 runs; Over / Under 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Chris Bassett and Oakland Houston will host the first ALDS game.
Athletics 26-14 against the rest of their teams. The Auckland squad have a team average in strength. 194 This post-season led by Chad Binder with an average of 0.333
The Astros is 19-21 against AL West Division opponents. Houston have a team slowdown rate of .254 This post-season, led by Carlos Correa with a score of 1.000 on 6 player bats.
Best Regular Season Performance: Matt Olson leads athletics with 42 RBIs and hits. 195.
Kyle Tucker leads Astros with 27 extra base hits and he hits .512.
Last 10 Games: Athletics: 5-5, .211 average striking, 4.77 eps, outclass 14 times, Astros: 4-6, .235 average strokes, 3.96 eps, four-stroke outfit
Injuries: Athletics: Porsche Smith: (Right Forearm) AG Bock: (Shoulder) Matt Chapman: (Hip).
Astros: Justin Verlander: (Forearm), Austin Pruitt: (Elbow), Brad Peacock: (Shoulder), Roberto Osuna: (Right Elbow), Chris Devinsky: (Elbow), Rogelio Armenteros: (Unknown), Brian Abreu: ( Unknown.)) Jordan Alvarez: (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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