Astros play the Blue Jays leading series 1-0

Tue, Apr 2, 2024
MLB News (AP)

Astros play the Blue Jays leading series 1-0

Toronto Blue Jays (2-3) vs. Houston Astros (1-4)

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

PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Jose Berrios (1-0, 3.00 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, six strikeouts); Astros: Framber Valdez (0-0, 5.79 ERA, 2.36 WHIP, five strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Astros -155, Blue Jays +130; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros take a 1-0 advantage into the latest game of the series against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Houston went 90-72 overall and 39-42 in home games a season ago. The Astros pitching staff put up a 3.94 ERA collectively last season while averaging 9.1 strikeouts and 3.3 walks per nine innings.

Toronto had an 89-73 record overall and a 46-35 record on the road last season. The Blue Jays averaged 8.8 hits per game last season while batting a collective .256 and slugging .417.

INJURIES: Astros: Penn Murfee: 15-Day IL (elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow), Oliver Ortega: 15-Day IL (elbow), Luis Garcia: 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)

Blue Jays: Bo Bichette: day-to-day (neck spasms), Danny Jansen: 10-Day IL (wrist), Alek Manoah: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Jordan Romano: 15-Day IL (elbow), Erik Swanson: 15-Day IL (forearm)

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

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