On deck: Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels

May 5, 2019 GMT

Where/when: Saturday at 6:05 p.m., Sunday at 3:05 p.m.; Estadio de Béisbol in Monterrey, Mexico.

TV/radio: ATTSW both days, plus ESPN on Sunday; 790 AM and 101.7 FM (Spanish) both days, plus 740 AM and 850 AM (Spanish) on Sunday.

Pitchers: Saturday, LHP Wade Miley (1-2, 3.24) vs. RHP Trevor Cahill (1-2, 5.93); Sunday, RHP Justin Verlander (4-1, 2.45) vs. RHP Matt Harvey (1-2, 6.54).

Astros (18-14) update: The first meeting of the year with the Angels marks the second MLB series to be contested in Monterrey this season. The Cardinals and Reds split two games there last month. … The Astros, who are coming off three losses in four games at Minnesota, lead the majors with a team .267 batting average but are hitting just .229 with runners in scoring position. … Carlos Correa is riding a 13-game hitting streak during which he is hitting .321 (17-for-53). … Through Thursday, Michael Brantley’s 40 hits topped the American League. …Yuli Gurriel is mired in a 4-for-36 (.111) slump and is 3-for-25 (.120) with runners in scoring position.


Angels (15-17) update: With four straight wins, L.A. is within three games of the AL-West leading Astros. … The Angels are the home team in this series. … Mike Trout remains the focal point of the offense. The center fielder is slashing .312/.492/.602 with seven home runs and 20 RBIs in 29 games. His on-base percentage tops the AL, and his 30 walks lead the majors. … Albert Pujols is two RBIs shy of 2,000 for his career. His two doubles on Thursday gave him 645 in his 19 seasons, one shy of ninth-place Carl Yastrzemski on the all-time list. … Shohei Ohtani, who had Tommy John surgery and won’t pitch this season, isn’t quite ready to return as a DH. He might be activated next week.