The Oakland Athletics (10-37) will look to stop a three-game losing streak when visiting the Houston Astros (26-19) at 2:10 PM ET on Sunday.

The Astros will give the nod to Framber Valdez (3-4) versus the Athletics and James Kaprielian (0-3).

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Astros vs. Athletics Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Sunday, May 21, 2023
  • Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet SW
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Venue: Minute Maid Park
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Valdez - HOU (3-4, 2.84 ERA) vs Kaprielian - OAK (0-3, 10.17 ERA)

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Astros Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Framber Valdez

  • Valdez (3-4) will take to the mound for the Astros and make his 10th start of the season.
  • The left-hander's last appearance was on Tuesday, when he threw four innings against the Chicago Cubs, giving up four earned runs while allowing seven hits.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched in nine games this season with an ERA of 2.84, a 5.42 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.123.
  • In nine starts this season, he's earned seven quality starts.
  • Valdez has made eight starts of five or more innings in nine chances this season, and averages 6.3 frames when he pitches.

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Athletics Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: James Kaprielian

  • Kaprielian (0-3 with a 10.17 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 23 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Athletics, his fifth of the season.
  • His most recent time out was on Saturday, May 13 against the Texas Rangers, when the right-hander threw seven innings, surrendering three earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The 29-year-old has put up an ERA of 10.17, with 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings in seven games this season. Opposing hitters have a .316 batting average against him.
  • Kaprielian is looking to secure his second quality start of the season.
  • Kaprielian has pitched five or more innings in a game two times this season entering this game.

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