The Houston Astros will be trying to end the regular season with a win when they take on the Texas Rangers in the final game of their four-game weekend series on Sunday afternoon.
Jordan Lyles, 1-6, 7.08 ERA, will get the start for the Rangers. The Astros have not announced their starter for the game.
**This preview was written before Saturday’s game was played**
Astros Going For Second Win In Three GamesThe Astros are coming off a loss to the Rangers in their last game and will try to bounce back with a win on Sunday afternoon, which will give them their second win in their last three games and third consecutive series win over the Rangers.
Houston has been an average offensive team this season. The team’s .240 batting average is 19th in the league. Their .312 on base percentage is 23rd, while the 274 runs they have scored is 13th in the league.
Michael Brantley leads the team with a .298 batting average. George Springer leads the team with 14 home runs, while Kyle Tucker leads the team with 42 RBI.
Houston’s pitching has been better than the team’s offense. Opponents have a .237 batting average against the Astros, which is 12th in the league. Their 1.30 WHIP is 13th, while their 4.22 ERA is 12th in the league.
They will need to keep pitching well if they want to get the win.
Rangers Going For Second Consecutive WinThe Rangers snapped their four-game losing streak with a win over the Astros in their last game and will try to keep the momentum going with another win over Houston, which will give them their second win in a row.
Texas is one of the worst offensive teams in the league. Their .213 batting average is 29th in the league. Their .280 on base percentage is 30th, while the 210 runs they have scored is 29th in the league.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa leads the team with a .289 batting average, while Joey Gallo leads the team with 10 home runs and 26 RBI.
Texas’ pitching has been better than the team’s offense. Opponents have a .242 batting average against the Rangers, which is 16th in the league. Their 1.39 WHIP is 21st, while their 5.11 ERA is 25th in the league.
In his last start, Lyles gave up 10 hits and seven runs in five innings, leading to a 7-0 loss to Arizona. They will need a better performance from him if they want to win this game.
- 0-5 in Lyles' last 5 starts.
- 1-4 in their last 5 games overall.
- 12-3 in their last 15 games against Texas.
- 4-3 in their last 7 games overall.