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MLB : ATS Matchup
Wednesday 9/30/2020Line$ LineOU LineScore
HOUSTON  URQUIDY )
 
MINNESOTA  BERRIOS )
+1.5  -150

-1.5  +130
+145

-155

8.5ov
 
3
Final
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HOUSTON (30 - 31) at MINNESOTA (36 - 25)
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Wednesday, 9/30/2020 1:08 PM
JOSE URQUIDY (R) vs. JOSE BERRIOS (R)
AMERICAN League Playoffs - Wild Card - Best Of 3 - Game 2
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
941HOUSTON+140Ov 8,-105+145Ov 8.5,-125
942MINNESOTA-150Un 8,-115-155Un 8.5,+105
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games30-31-11.229-284.60.2400.3080.4060.7134.50.2380.3140.4040.718
Road Games10-21-14.215-124.60.2410.3030.4040.7075.60.2690.3510.4680.819
vs Right-handed Starters18-21-917-184.60.2480.3100.4130.7224.80.2480.3200.4180.737
Past 7 Games3-4-2.72-44.70.2470.3260.4130.7394.00.2450.3020.3820.684
Grass Games29-29-9.827-284.60.2400.3080.3990.7064.40.2340.3090.3950.704
Day Games10-10-3.59-114.40.2330.3010.3910.6914.40.2440.3260.4120.738
Playoff games1-0+1.60-14.00.2290.3250.2570.5821.00.1330.2570.1670.424
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.60.2400.30861202748710412690.4062721974472240941194829
Road Games4.60.2410.303311084261576360.4041389724492182382414
Righty Starters4.60.2480.310391333330649460.4131731202911927829143417
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.371.512216.31181052072512023011-16161061.5%
Road Games5.281.776117.7756912916801206-94640%

MINNESOTA - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games36-25+1.420-374.40.2400.3080.4230.7313.60.2320.2950.3700.665
Home Games23-8+11.39-204.50.2360.3060.4210.7283.30.2170.2810.3340.615
vs Right-handed Starters27-18+2.815-284.60.2370.3050.4310.7363.20.2170.2780.3450.623
Past 7 Games4-303-24.10.2260.2900.3930.6834.10.2270.2980.3240.622
Grass Games36-25+1.420-374.40.2400.3080.4230.7313.60.2320.2950.3700.665
Day Games11-11-7.28-134.30.2430.3040.4180.7224.00.2530.3180.4010.720
Playoff games0-1-1.60-11.00.1330.2570.1670.4244.00.2290.3250.2570.582
MINNESOTA - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.40.2400.308611967473813910.4232591915341538542213832
Home Games4.50.2360.30631969229462430.421131982791019018132213
Righty Starters4.60.2370.305451463346672710.4312011444061327927172423
MINNESOTA - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.601.28123510894219328226814-1317965.4%
Home Games2.821.239124.35239118123612310-413668.4%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
HOUSTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/16/2020MCCULLERS JR.(R)TEXASGIBSON(R)0-1L-2158.5 ovU450550
9/17/2020VALDEZ(L)TEXASLYLES(R)2-1W-2509 evU440551
9/18/2020GREINKE(R)ARIZONAGALLEN(R)3-6L-1757.5 ovO7601142
9/19/2020JAVIER(R)ARIZONAWEAVER(R)3-2W-1559 ovU640451
9/20/2020URQUIDY(R)ARIZONABUMGARNER(L)3-2W-2009.5 unU580741
9/21/2020MCCULLERS JR.(R)@ SEATTLEGONZALES(L)1-6L-1258 ovU981640
9/22/2020VALDEZ(L)@ SEATTLENEWSOME(R)6-1W-1858.5 ovU990650
9/23/2020GREINKE(R)@ SEATTLEMARGEVICIUS(L)2-3L-2008.5 unU7909100
9/24/2020JAVIER(R)@ TEXASLYNN(R)12-4W-1258 evO1561861
9/25/2020URQUIDY(R)@ TEXASCODY(R)4-5L-1609 unP790860
9/26/2020MCCULLERS JR.(R)@ TEXASGIBSON(R)1-6L-1359 unU7701171
9/27/2020DE JONG(R)@ TEXASLYLES(R)4-8L-1259 ovO8911180
9/29/2020GREINKE(R)@ MINNESOTAMAEDA(R)4-1W1557.5 unU890471
9/30/2020URQUIDY(R)@ MINNESOTABERRIOS(R) 

MINNESOTA - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/16/2020ODORIZZI(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXGIOLITO(R)5-1W1358.5 evU741220
9/17/2020MAEDA(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXLOPEZ(R)3-4L-1608.5 ovU860971
9/18/2020HILL(L)@ CHICAGO CUBSHENDRICKS(R)0-1L1057.5 unU340360
9/19/2020PINEDA(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSMILLS(R)8-1W-1258 ovO1010551
9/20/2020BERRIOS(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSDARVISH(R)4-0W1407.5 unU1080490
9/22/2020BAILEY(R)DETROITSKUBAL(L)5-4W-1909 ovP991990
9/23/2020MAEDA(R)DETROITMIZE(R)7-6W-3108 ovO7311170
9/25/2020BERRIOS(R)CINCINNATIMAHLE(R)2-7L-1508.5 unO8111960
9/26/2020PINEDA(R)CINCINNATICASTILLO(R)7-3W-1207.5 evO1030770
9/27/2020HILL(L)CINCINNATIGRAY(R)3-5L-1258 unP560871
9/29/2020MAEDA(R)HOUSTONGREINKE(R)1-4L-1657.5 unU471890
9/30/2020BERRIOS(R)HOUSTONURQUIDY(R) 
PREVIEW
Astros aim to extend Twins' playoff misery with sweep
 

After watching his team push across three unearned runs in the ninth inning to pull out a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker was in no hurry to name his starter for Wednesday afternoon's Game 2 in the best-of-three American League wild-card series in Minneapolis.

"We'll make that decision after we get our heads together," Baker said. "We'll savor this one first because it's a big win."

Houston went just 10-17 in September regular-season games and along with the Milwaukee Brewers became the first teams in baseball history to make the playoffs with losing records. Even so, the Astros can advance to the American League Division Series with another win Wednesday.

The pitcher most expected to start Game 2 for Houston, left-hander Framber Valdez, came on in relief to pick up the victory in the opener, allowing just two hits while shutting out the Twins over the final five innings.

Houston took advantage of an errant throw by Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco on what should have been an inning-ending forceout in the ninth with the score 1-1. Jose Altuve walked with two outs and the bases loaded to force in Yuli Gurriel with what proved to be the game-winning run off reliever Sergio Romo. Michael Brantley followed with a two-run single.

"These guys know how to battle," Baker said. "We're glad we got an opportunity to play in the postseason and then negate and forget everything that happened the last couple of weeks. We weren't playing very well, hadn't been getting very many clutch hits. (But) this team knows how to win. They take pride in what they do."

Before the Tuesday win, Baker had hinted that right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. (3-3, 3.93 ERA), who hasn't allowed an earned run over his last 13 2/3 innings and was penciled in to start Game 3 if necessary, could be moved up a day. Right-hander Jose Urquidy (1-1, 2.73) is another possibility.

Minnesota will turn to right-hander Jose Berrios (5-4, 4.00 ERA) in what is now an elimination game and also another attempt to snap its record postseason losing streak (17 games) dating back to the 2004 ALDS.

The postseason losing streak already was the longest in major league history. Tuesday's loss also gave the Twins the record for most consecutive postseason losses in major North American sports, breaking a tie with the Chicago Blackhawks, who lost 16 straight in the NHL playoffs from 1975-79.

Berrios had an up-and-down season but finished strong, going 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA in September. He is 2-3 with a 6.43 ERA in five career starts against the Astros. Berrios won his last start vs. Houston on May 2, 2019, at Target Field, 8-2, allowing two runs on seven hits over seven innings while striking out five.

Minnesota, which earned the nickname "The Bomba Squad" after setting a major league single-season record with 307 home runs in 2019, has gone four games without a homer and managed just a Nelson Cruz double and three singles in the Tuesday loss. The Twins also blew a golden opportunity to take early control of the opener, loading the bases with one out in the first inning but failing to score.

"We've got to find ways to get baserunners," Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli said. "We've got to find ways to get on base. And when we had guys out there, we weren't able to get them in. If we expect to come out here and win, we have to play better."

--Field Level Media


Last Updated: 10/27/2020 11:49:42 AM EST


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