The Houston Astros (30-21) hope to sweep the Oakland Athletics (10-44) on Sunday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, starting at 4:07 PM ET.

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Astros will send Cristian Javier (5-1) to the mound, while Ken Waldichuk (1-4) will get the nod for the Athletics.

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Astros vs. Athletics Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Sunday, May 28, 2023
  • Time: 4:07 PM ET
  • Location: Oakland, California
  • Venue: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
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  • Probable Pitchers: Javier - HOU (5-1, 3.07 ERA) vs Waldichuk - OAK (1-4, 7.40 ERA)

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Astros Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Cristian Javier

  • The Astros will hand the ball to Javier (5-1) for his 11th start of the season.
  • The right-hander's last appearance was on Monday, when he threw six innings against the Milwaukee Brewers, giving up one earned run while allowing four hits.
  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 3.07, a 4.92 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of .955 in 10 games this season.
  • He's looking to extend his four-game quality start streak.
  • Javier has pitched five or more innings in 10 straight games and will look to extend that streak.

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Athletics Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Ken Waldichuk

  • The Athletics are sending Waldichuk (1-4) to the mound for his 10th start of the season. He is 1-4 with a 7.40 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 48 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out -- in relief on Thursday -- the left-hander tossed 2 2/3 innings against the Seattle Mariners, giving up five earned runs while surrendering eight hits.
  • In 10 games this season, the 25-year-old has a 7.40 ERA and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .322 to opposing batters.
  • Waldichuk heads into the matchup with one quality start under his belt this season.
  • Waldichuk will try to secure his ninth outing of five or more innings pitched this season. He averages 4.8 innings per appearance.

Ken Waldichuk vs. Astros

  • The opposing Astros offense has the 27th-ranked slugging percentage (.380) and ranks 25th in home runs hit (46) in all of MLB. They have a collective .244 batting average, and are 20th in the league with 416 total hits and 20th in MLB action scoring 224 runs.
  • Waldichuk has a 5.4 ERA and a 2 WHIP against the Astros this season in five innings pitched, allowing a .278 batting average over one appearance.

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