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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: Y. Escobar.318
HR: A. Pujols19
RBI: A. Pujols72
SB: M. Trout17
W: H. Santiago8
ERA: M. Shoemaker3.99
Saves: H. Street8
K: M. Shoemaker115
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: .266 (6)
Runs: 446 (12)
Hits: 872 (11)
Home Runs: 93 (25)
Stolen Bases: 38 (22)
OBP: .328 (11)
SLG: .411 (17)
Total Bases: 1347 (18)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.39 (20)
Runs Allowed: 448 (18)
Saves: 16 (28)
Strikeouts: 690 (29)
OpBA: .271 (28)
OBP: .336 (24)
SLG: .445 (26)
Run Support: 4.70 (11)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/23 J. Graterol Sent to Minors
7/23 C. Pérez Called Up from Minors
7/21 A. Achter Outrighted to Minors
7/20 C. Pennington Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
7/19 J. Álvarez Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/19 N. Tropeano Torn ligament, right elbow (on 15-day DL)
7/16 G. Soto Left knee inflammation (on 15-day DL)
7/9 C. Cron Broken left hand (on 15-day DL)
7/6 S. Robinson Right ankle sprain (on 15-day DL)
6/13 C. Rasmus Aggravated groin strain (on 60-day DL)
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