Orioles play the Astros leading series 1-0

September 23, 2022 GMT

Houston Astros (99-52, first in the AL West) vs. Baltimore Orioles (78-71, fourth in the AL East)

Baltimore; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Jose Urquidy (13-7, 3.96 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 127 strikeouts); Orioles: Dean Kremer (7-5, 3.33 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 75 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -149, Orioles +126; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Baltimore Orioles bring a 1-0 advantage into the next game of the series against the Houston Astros.

Baltimore has a 78-71 record overall and a 43-32 record at home. The Orioles are 49-9 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Houston has a 49-29 record in road games and a 99-52 record overall. The Astros have a 61-4 record in games when they scored at least five runs.

The teams meet Friday for the fifth time this season. The Orioles lead the season series 3-1.

TOP PERFORMERS: Anthony Santander leads the Orioles with 27 home runs while slugging .443. Gunnar Henderson is 12-for-37 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs and 11 RBI over the past 10 games.

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Yordan Alvarez has 37 home runs, 73 walks and 94 RBI while hitting .300 for the Astros. Kyle Tucker is 11-for-38 with two doubles, four home runs and nine RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 5-5, .222 batting average, 3.48 ERA, outscored by four runs

Astros: 8-2, .253 batting average, 2.02 ERA, outscored opponents by 28 runs

INJURIES: Orioles: Chris Ellis: 60-Day IL (shoulder), John Means: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Astros: Jose Altuve: day-to-day (elbow), Michael Brantley: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jason Castro: 60-Day IL (knee), Josh James: 60-Day IL (lat)

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