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Red Sox face the Astros leading series 1-0

May 17, 2022 GMT

Houston Astros (23-13, first in the AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (14-21, fourth in the AL East)

Boston; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Jose Urquidy (2-1, 4.40 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 19 strikeouts); Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi (1-1, 3.15 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 42 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Red Sox -109, Astros -109; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Red Sox host the Houston Astros with a 1-0 series lead.

Boston has a 5-9 record in home games and a 14-21 record overall. The Red Sox have the ninth-ranked team slugging percentage in the AL at .359.

Houston has a 23-13 record overall and a 9-4 record at home. The Astros have a 13-0 record in games when they hit two or more home runs.

The teams meet Tuesday for the second time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Rafael Devers has 13 doubles and six home runs while hitting .322 for the Red Sox. Trevor Story is 6-for-38 with two home runs over the last 10 games.

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Yordan Alvarez is second on the Astros with 14 extra base hits (three doubles and 11 home runs). Jose Altuve is 12-for-37 with a double, four home runs and seven RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 4-6, .246 batting average, 3.94 ERA, outscored opponents by one run

Astros: 8-2, .251 batting average, 2.45 ERA, outscored opponents by 28 runs

INJURIES: Red Sox: Josh Taylor: 60-Day IL (back), Michael Wacha: 15-Day IL (intercostal), Chris Sale: 60-Day IL (rib), James Paxton: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Astros: Jake Odorizzi: day-to-day (leg), Jeremy Pena: day-to-day (knee), Taylor Jones: 60-Day IL (back), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (forearm), Jacob Meyers: 10-Day IL (shoulder)

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