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May 5th 2019 at 19:38 PM
(11-5 [url=][/url] , first in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (10-9, fourth in the AL West)Oakland, California; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Collin McHugh (2-1, 2.65 ERA, .88 WHIP, 22 strikeouts) Athletics: Marco Estrada (2-1, 4.87 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 10 strikeouts)LINE: Astros favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runsBOTTOM LINE: Houston enters the game as winners of their last nine games.The Athletics are 4-7 against AL West opponents. Oakland has a collective on-base percentage of .322, good for third in the American League. Marcus Semien leads the team with a mark of .398.TOP PERFORMERS: Khris Davis leads the Athletics with 10 home runs and is slugging .694. Jurickson Profar is 9-for-36 with a double, two home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Oakland.Yuli Gurriel leads the Astros with nine extra base hits and has seven RBIs. Jose Altuve is 17-for-41 with a double, six home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for Houston.LAST 10 GAMES: Athletics: 5-5, .296 batting average, 5.88 ERA [url=]Willie McGee Jersey[/url] , outscored opponents by 10 runsAstros: 9-1, .302 batting average, 3.44 ERA, outscored opponents by 17 runsAthletics Injuries: Sean Manaea: 60-day IL (shoulder), Daniel Gossett: 60-day IL (elbow), Jharel Cotton: 60-day IL (elbow), Chris Bassitt: 10-day IL (leg), Nick Martini: 10-day IL (knee), Matt Olson: 10-day IL (hand), Chris Herrmann: 60-day IL (knee).Astros Injuries: Joe Smith: 10-day IL (achilles), Lance McCullers Jr.: 10-day IL (elbow). Cincinnati Reds (7-12, fifth in the NL Central) vs. San Diego Padres (11-10, second in the NL West)San Diego; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Luis Castillo (1-1, 1.46 ERA [url=]Red Schoendienst Jersey[/url] , .89 WHIP, 32 strikeouts) Padres: Eric Lauer (1-2, 4.91 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 18 strikeouts)LINE: Reds favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runsBOTTOM LINE:The Padres are 4-7 on their home turf. San Diego has hit 29 home runs this season, seventh in the National League. Fernando Tatis Jr. leads them with six, averaging one every 11.8 at-bats.The Reds are 2-7 on the road. The Cincinnati offense has compiled a .192 batting average as a team this season, last in the majors. Eugenio Suarez leads the team with a mark of .230. The Reds won the last meeting 3-2. Jared Hughes earned his second victory and Derek Dietrich went 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBIs for Cincinnati. Craig Stammen took his first loss for San Diego.TOP PERFORMERS: Tatis Jr. leads the Padres with 10 extra base hits and is batting .296. Manuel Margot is 11-for-35 with two doubles, two home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for San Diego.Joey Votto leads the Reds with eight extra base hits and is batting .227. Jesse Winker is 9-for-35 with five home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Cincinnati.LAST 10 GAMES: Padres: 4-6, .206 batting average, 4.40 ERA, outscored by 17 runsReds: 6-4, .212 batting average, 2.83 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runsPadres Injuries: Garrett Richards: 60-day IL (elbow) [url=]Enos Slaughter Jersey[/url] , Jacob Nix: 60-day IL (elbow), Aaron Loup: 10-day IL (elbow), Dinelson Lamet: 60-day IL (elbow), Brett Kennedy: 10-day IL (shoulder), Miguel Diaz: 10-day IL (knee), Jose Castillo: 60-day IL (hip), Travis Jankowski: 60-day IL (foot), Franchy Cordero: 10-day IL (elbow).Reds Injuries: Alex Wood: 10-day IL (back), Sonny Gray: day-to-day (calf), Scooter Gennett: 10-day IL (groin), Alex Blandino: 10-day IL (knee).

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