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Astros take on the Rangers after Alvarez's 4-hit game

Houston Astros (2-5) vs. Texas Rangers (4-2)

Arlington, Texas; Friday, 8:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Hunter Brown (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, five strikeouts); Rangers: Cody Bradford (1-0, 3.60 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, six strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Astros -138, Rangers +116; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros take on the Texas Rangers after Yordan Alvarez had four hits against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Texas had a 90-72 record overall and a 50-31 record in home games last season. The Rangers pitching staff averaged 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings while giving up 4.4 runs per game in the 2023 season.

Houston had a 90-72 record overall and a 51-30 record in road games last season. The Astros slugged .437 with a .331 on-base percentage as a team in the 2023 season.

INJURIES: Rangers: Joshua Jung: 10-Day IL (wrist), Max Scherzer: 15-Day IL (back), Tyler Mahle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: 15-Day IL (lat), Nate Lowe: 10-Day IL (oblique), Michael Lorenzen: 15-Day IL (neck), Jacob deGrom: 60-Day IL (elbow), Carson Coleman: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Astros: Penn Murfee: 60-Day IL (elbow), Luis Garcia: 60-Day IL (elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow), Oliver Ortega: 15-Day IL (elbow), Bennett Sousa: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Shawn Dubin: 15-Day IL (forearm), Jose Urquidy: 15-Day IL (forearm), Justin Verlander: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Kendall Graveman: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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