Diamondbacks vs. Astros – Game Preview – September 27, 2022

Arizona Diamondbacks (71-83, 4th in NL West) vs. Houston Astros (101-53, 1st in AL West)

Houston; Tuesday at 8:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABIES: Diamondbacks: Zach Davies (2-4, 4.03 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 96 strikeouts); Astros: Lance McCullers Jr. (4-1, 2.38 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 45 strikeouts)

LINE: Astros -225, Diamondbacks +185; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

CONCLUSION: The Houston Astros host the Arizona Diamondbacks to start a two-game streak.

Houston is 101-53 overall and 50-23 at home. The Astros are gone 63-19 in games when they record at least eight hits.

Arizona is 71-83 overall and 31-42 on the road. The Diamondbacks are 34-15 in games where they haven’t hit home runs.

Tuesday’s game marks the third time these teams have met this season.

TOP PERFORMER: Yordan Alvarez has 24 doubles, two triples and 37 homers while hitting .303 for the Astros. Jose Altuve is 11-to-31 with a double and two home runs in his last 10 games.

Christian Walker leads the Diamondbacks with 60 extra base hits (23 doubles, a triple and 36 homers). Ketel Marte is 6-for-29 with four doubles, a home run and two RBI in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 7-3, .249 batting average, 2.70 ERA, better than opponents by 19 runs

Diamondbacks: 3-7, .200 batting average, 3.31 ERA, topped by three runs

INJURIES: Astros: Michael Brantley: 60 Days IL (Shoulder), Jason Castro: 60 Days IL (Knee), Josh James: 60 Days IL (Lat)

Diamondbacks: Ryne Nelson: 15-day IL (arm), Keynan Middleton: 15-day IL (toe), Kyle Nelson: 15-day IL (elbow), Yonny Hernandez: 60-day IL (calf), Tyler Gilbert: 60-day IL ( Elbow), Humberto Castellanos: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Ahmed: 60-Day IL (shoulder)


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