On Friday, the Houston Astros play the second game of their final series of the regular season on the road against the Los Angeles Angels. Houston defeated the Seattle Mariners Wednesday 3-0. Astros right-hander Zack Greinke lost his bid for a no-hitter in the ninth inning with one out on a single by Austin Nola. The win was Houston’s third straight and ninth in their last 10.
Los Angeles lost on Wednesday to the Oakland A’s 3-2. Taylor Ward hit a solo home run in the loss for the Angels but Los Angeles has lost seven of its final eight head-to-head with the A’s. It is expected that Mike Trout will take part in his normal offseason workout routine after having surgery on this right foot on Friday.
Michael Brantley leads the Astros with a .313 batting average and in hits with 176. Alex Bregman leads in home runs with 40 and in RBIs with 110. As a team, Houston has a .275 batting average. On Friday, the Astros will send Jose Urquidy to the mound. The right-hander is 1-1 with an ERA of 4.63, 38 Ks and 6 BBs.
David Fletcher leads the Angels with a .294 batting average and in hits with 170. Injured Mike Trout leads the Angles in home runs with 45 and RBIs with 104. As a team, Los Angeles is hitting .249. On Friday, the Angels will send Patrick Sandoval to the mound. The lefthander is 0-3 with an ERA of 5.25, 39 Ks and 16 BBs.