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Houston Astros (80-46)


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W 4-1
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W 5-4
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Astros out to continue picking on inexperienced Tigers

At first blush, the challenge facing the Houston Astros over the opening four games of their 10-game homestand seems minor when taking into consideration the opponent is the Detroit Tigers.

The rebuilding Tigers entered the series having lost 27 of 36 games since the All-Star break, and they featured three rookies plus three others with fewer than 450 career plate appearances in their starting lineup Monday.

While facing such an inexperienced group would seem to favor the Astros, there is an inherent difficulty in pitching against players wholly unfamiliar to the staff.

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Leaders
AVG: M. Brantley.335
HR: A. Bregman30
RBI: Y. Gurriel88
SB: J. Marisnick10
W: J. Verlander15
ERA: J. Verlander2.81
Saves: R. Osuna28
K: J. Verlander228
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .274 (2)
Runs: 690 (5)
Hits: 1193 (3)
Home Runs: 212 (4)
Stolen Bases: 52 (17)
OBP: .349 (1)
SLG: .486 (3)
Total Bases: 2116 (3)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.74 (4)
Runs Allowed: 511 (4)
Saves: 32 (12)
Strikeouts: 1269 (1)
OpBA: .223 (1)
OBP: .286 (2)
SLG: .405 (4)
Run Support: 5.48 (5)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/19 J. Mayfield Called Up from Minors
8/18 R. Armenteros Sent to Minors
8/18 A. Díaz Placed on 10-Day IL (Illness)
8/18 B. Peacock Removed From 10-Day IL (Right shoulder discomfort)
8/18 C. Sneed Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/17 A. Díaz Illness (on 10-day IL)
7/27 R. Pressly Right knee contusion (10-day IL)
7/22 J. James Right shoulder soreness (on 10-day IL)
7/12 A. Bregman Chin laceration (day-to-day)
6/28 B. Peacock Right shoulder discomfort (10-day IL)
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