Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 26, 2024

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May 26, 2024 6:21 AM
The Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics are set to face off on Sunday, May 26, 2024, at 4:07 PM at the Oakland Coliseum, with the series currently tied at 1-1. The Athletics, who hold a 13-15 home record, will look to capitalize on their home-field advantage against the Astros, who have struggled on the road with a 9-14 record.
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Astros vs Athletics starting pitchers

  • Aaron Brooks for Oakland Athletics
  • Ronel Blanco for Houston Astros

Astros vs Athletics statistics

Stat Astros Athletics
Hits 470 (2nd) 403 (22nd)
Batting Average .263 (1st) .224 (27th)
Runs Batted In 226 (10th) 196 (23rd)
Runs 237 (10th) 204 (24th)
Home Runs 63 (Tied-5th) 66 (4th)
Walks 162 (16th) 172 (Tied-9th)
Stolen Bases 33 (15th) 26 (26th)
Strikeouts 344 (30th) 524 (2nd)
Pitches 7371 (24th) 7878 (7th)

Oakland Athletics recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/25/24 vs Houston Astros W 3-1
5/24/24 vs Houston Astros L 6-3
5/23/24 vs Colorado Rockies W 10-9 F/11
5/22/24 vs Colorado Rockies L 4-3 F/12
5/21/24 vs Colorado Rockies W 5-4

Houston Astros recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/25/24 @ Oakland Athletics L 3-1
5/24/24 @ Oakland Athletics W 6-3
5/22/24 vs Los Angeles Angels L 2-1
5/21/24 vs Los Angeles Angels W 6-5 F/10
5/20/24 vs Los Angeles Angels L 9-7

Astros vs Athletics predictions

As the Houston Astros take on the Oakland Athletics, I'm expecting big things from Yordan Alvarez, who's been crushing the ball all season. I think he'll come through with a multi-hit game, possibly even going yard to give the Astros a boost. Jose Altuve always seems to come through in big situations, and I wouldn't be surprised if he drives in a couple of runs to help propel the Astros to victory. And with Ronel Blanco on the mound, I think the Astros will get a quality start from their young pitcher, who's been dealing all season.

On the other side, the Oakland Athletics will be relying on Brent Rooker to provide some pop in the middle of their lineup. I think he'll come through with a big hit, maybe even a homer, to help keep the Athletics in the game. Seth Brown and Zack Gelof will also be key contributors, and I wouldn't be surprised if one of them comes through with a clutch RBI. Aaron Brooks will need to have a strong outing on the mound if the Athletics want to take down the Astros, and I think he's capable of keeping his team in the game.

Overall, I think the Astros have too much firepower and will come out on top in this one. Blanco should be able to shut down the Athletics' offense, and the Astros' lineup will find a way to scratch out enough runs to take the win. I'm predicting a 5-3 Astros victory, with Alvarez and Altuve leading the charge. The Athletics will give it a good effort, but in the end, the Astros' talent and depth will prove too much to overcome.

Oakland Athletics injuries

  • Jack Perkins (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Norge Ruiz (SP): Out
  • Austin Adams (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Danis Correa (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Jacob Wilson (SS): Day-To-Day

Houston Astros injuries

  • Jayden Murray (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Ronel Blanco (SP): Suspension
  • Zach Dezenzo (3B): Day-To-Day
  • Jose Fleury (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Brice Matthews (SS): Day-To-Day

Astros vs Athletics game info

Venue Oakland Coliseum
Location Oakland, California
First pitch Sun 4:07 PM
Temperature 53°
Chance of Rain 0%

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