Houston; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Adrian Martinez (4-4, 5.59 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 31 strikeouts); Astros: Justin Verlander (0-0)
LINE: Astros -374, Athletics +292; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros play the Oakland Athletics with a 1-0 series lead.
Houston has a 94-50 record overall and a 48-22 record at home. The Astros are 57-3 in games when they scored at least five runs.
Oakland has a 29-43 record in road games and a 52-92 record overall. The Athletics have a 20-10 record in games when they hit two or more home runs.
Friday's game is the 17th time these teams match up this season. The Astros are up 10-6 in the season series.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 8-2, .255 batting average, 2.18 ERA, outscored opponents by 19 runs
Athletics: 3-7, .222 batting average, 6.95 ERA, outscored by 18 runs
Athletics: Adam Oller: 15-Day IL (rib), Zach Jackson: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Dany Jimenez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Paul Blackburn: 60-Day IL (finger), Daulton Jefferies: 60-Day IL (arm), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow)