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@ Oak 
W 7-0
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W 2-1
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W 7-2
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Angels-Astros preview

HOUSTON -- Seeking their third consecutive series sweep of their American League West rivals, Houston sends right-hander Mike Fiers to the mound against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, with Fiers' recent struggles playing a contrasting role in the Astros' overall aspirations.

Fiers (6-4, 4.75 ERA) is 0-1 with a 17.18 ERA against the Angels this season, having allowed seven runs on eight hits and two walks over 3 2/3 innings in a 7-2 loss on May 27, the Astros' lone loss in the season series. He is 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA in three career starts against the Angels.

How Fiers has pitched recently is cause for speculation. Over his last four starts, Fiers is 1-1 with a 6.23 ERA with batters posting a .939 OPS against him during that stretch. Fiers failed to escape the fourth inning in each of his last two starts, and with former starter Scott Feldman thriving as a reliever (4-1, 1.62 ERA), clamoring has begun for Feldman to replace Fiers which in turn has sparked assumptions that Sunday could mark Fiers' last shot to keep his spot in the rotation.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Altuve.357
HR: G. Springer21
RBI: C. Correa63
SB: J. Altuve25
W: D. Fister10
ERA: D. Fister3.42
Saves: L. Gregerson14
K: D. Keuchel110
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
Texas 5642.571-
Houston 5344.5462.5
Seattle 5047.5155.5
Oakland 4454.44912
LA Angels 4354.44312.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .245 (22)
Runs: 439 (15)
Hits: 813 (22)
Home Runs: 121 (12)
Stolen Bases: 75 (4)
OBP: .324 (13)
SLG: .418 (14)
Total Bases: 1385 (13)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.76 (7)
Runs Allowed: 390 (7)
Saves: 27 (12)
Strikeouts: 828 (6)
OpBA: .255 (13)
OBP: .314 (10)
SLG: .413 (11)
Run Support: 4.47 (16)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/22 P. Tucker Called Up from Minors
7/20 A. Reed Sent to Minors
7/16 M. Duffy Designated for Assignment
7/16 Y. Gurriel Signed as Free Agent ( 2016-2020)(five-year major league contract)
7/16 Y. Gurriel Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/16 C. Gómez off 15-day DL
3/29 M. Stassi off 15-day DL
3/25 E. Gattis off 15-day DL
3/25 L. McCullers off 15-day DL
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