Montas expected to start for Oakland against Houston

1 year 1 month 1 week ago Saturday, August 08 2020 Aug 8, 2020 August 08, 2020 1:22 AM August 08, 2020 in Sports - AP - Texas

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Houston Astros (6-7, second in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (10-4, first in the AL West)

Oakland, California; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Framber Valdez (0-1, 2.53 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 10 strikeouts) Athletics: Frankie Montas (1-1, 2.25 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 17 strikeouts)

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

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros take on the Oakland Athletics on Saturday.

The Athletics went 44-32 in division games in 2019. Oakland averaged 8.5 hits with 3.5 extra base hits per game and 257 total home runs last year.

The Astros went 56-20 in division games in 2019. Houston hit .274 as a team last year while averaging 9.5 hits per game.

The teams meet for the first time this year.

INJURIES: Athletics: Jordan Weems: (strained lat), A.J. Puk: (shoulder).

Astros: Justin Verlander: (forearm), Austin Pruitt: (elbow), Brad Peacock: (undisclosed), Roberto Osuna: (right elbow), Chris Devenski: (elbow), Joe Biagini: (shoulder), Rogelio Armenteros: (undisclosed), George Springer: (wrist), Aledmys Diaz: (groin).

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

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