Houston Astros (29-31, second in AL West) vs. Auckland Athletics (36-24, first in AL West)
Los Angeles; Monday, 4:07 p.m.
Pitching Issues: Houston: Lance McCuller Jr. (Regular Season 3-3, 3.93 Era) Auckland: Chris Posit (Regular Season 5-2, 2.29 Era)
LINE: Athletes prefer 1 1/2 runs; Over / Under 8 runs
Bottom line: Chris Posit and Oakland will host Houston in Game 1 of ALDS.
Athletes are 26-14 against their division. A team batting average in Auckland.194 This past season, Chad Binder has led them with an average of 333.
The Astros are 19-21 against AL West Division opponents. Houston have a team slugging percentage of .254 this season, with Carlos Correa leading them with a score of 1.000 out of 6 at-bats.
Regular Season Best Performance: Matt Olsen leads the athletics batting with 42 Reserve Banks.195.
Kyle Tucker leads the Astros with 27 extra basic wins and is sluggish.512.
Last 10 games: Athletes: 5-5, .211 batting average, 4.77 ERA, surpassed by 14 runs Astros: 4-6, .235 batting average, 3.96 ERA, surpassed by four runs
Injuries: Athlete: Burch Smith: (right forearm), AJ Book: (shoulder), Matt Chapman: (hip).
Astros: Justin Verlander: (forearm), Austin Proud: (elbow), Brad Peacock: (shoulder), Roberto Osuna: (right elbow), Chris Devonsky: (elbow), Rogelio Armenteros: (unpublished), (unpublished: ), Jordan Alvarez: (knee).
The technology was developed by Associated Press using data provided by DataScrew and data from Sportrador.
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