Mets and Astros play to determine series winner

Sun, Jun 30, 2024
MLB News (AP)

Mets and Astros play to determine series winner

Houston Astros (41-41, second in the AL West) vs. New York Mets (40-40, third in the NL East)

New York; Sunday, 1:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Shawn Dubin (1-1, 5.64 ERA, 1.66 WHIP, 25 strikeouts); Mets: Luis Severino (5-2, 3.29 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 71 strikeouts)

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Mets -159, Astros +133; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets and Houston Astros play on Sunday with the three-game series tied 1-1.

New York has a 40-40 record overall and a 21-24 record at home. The Mets have a 20-8 record in games when they hit at least two home runs.

Houston has a 41-41 record overall and a 17-22 record on the road. The Astros have the fourth-ranked team slugging percentage in the AL at .422.

Sunday's game is the third time these teams square off this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Francisco Lindor has 24 doubles, 13 home runs and 40 RBI for the Mets. Mark Vientos is 13-for-41 with a double, five home runs and seven RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 7-3, .309 batting average, 4.19 ERA, outscored opponents by 31 runs

Astros: 8-2, .302 batting average, 3.27 ERA, outscored opponents by 24 runs

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INJURIES: Mets: Drew Smith: 15-Day IL (elbow), Starling Marte: 10-Day IL (knee), Sean Reid-Foley: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Shintaro Fujinami: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Brooks Raley: 15-Day IL (elbow), Kodai Senga: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Ronny Mauricio: 60-Day IL (knee)

Astros: Jake Bloss: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Victor Caratini: 10-Day IL (hip), Justin Verlander: 15-Day IL (neck), Cristian Javier: 60-Day IL (forearm), Kyle Tucker: 10-Day IL (shin), Jose Urquidy: 60-Day IL (forearm), Oliver Ortega: 60-Day IL (elbow), Bennett Sousa: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Penn Murfee: 60-Day IL (elbow), Luis Garcia: 60-Day IL (elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kendall Graveman: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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