McCullers Jr. scheduled to start for Astros against Rays

9 months 3 weeks 2 days ago Monday, October 12 2020 Oct 12, 2020 October 12, 2020 1:20 AM October 12, 2020 in Sports - AP - Texas

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Houston Astros (29-31, second in the AL West) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (40-20, first in the AL East)

San Diego; Monday, 4:07 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Houston: Lance McCullers Jr. (3-3, 3.93 ERA in regular season) Tampa Bay: Charlie Morton (2-2, 4.74 ERA in regular season)

LINE: Rays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs

ALCS: Tampa Bay leads the series 1-0

BOTTOM LINE: The Rays will look to increase their lead in the ALCS to two games in Game 2 against the Astros Monday.

The Rays are 20-9 on their home turf. Tampa Bay has a team batting average of .216 this postseason, Randy Arozarena has lead them with an average of .419, including seven extra base hits and five RBIs.

The Astros have gone 9-23 away from home. Houston has a team slugging percentage of .469 this postseason, Carlos Correa leads them with a mark of 1.000, including four extra base hits and 12 RBIs.

REGULAR SEASON TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Lowe leads the Rays with 52 hits and has 37 RBIs.

Kyle Tucker leads the Astros with 27 extra base hits and 42 RBIs.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rays: 8-2, .233 batting average, 2.72 ERA, outscored opponents by 15 runsAstros: 4-6, .235 batting average, 3.96 ERA, outscored by four runs

INJURIES: Rays: Chaz Roe: (elbow), Cody Reed: (finger), Colin Poche: (elbow), Andrew Kittredge: (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: (elbow), Jalen Beeks: (elbow).

Astros: Justin Verlander: (forearm), Austin Pruitt: (elbow), Brad Peacock: (shoulder), Roberto Osuna: (right elbow), Chris Devenski: (elbow), Rogelio Armenteros: (undisclosed), Bryan Abreu: (undisclosed), Yordan Alvarez: (knee).

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