Phillies bring 1-0 lead into World Series Game 2 against Astros

HOUSTON– Philadelphia Phillies (87-75, 3rd in the NL East during the regular season) vs. Houston Astros (106-56, 1st in the AL West during the regular season)

Houston; Saturday, 8:03 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABIES: Phillies: Zack Wheeler (12-7, 2.82 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 163 strikeouts); Astros: Framber Valdez (17-6, 2.77 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 194 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Astros -141, Phillies +120; over/under is 7 runs

BOTTOM: Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies take the field in Game 2 of the World Series, Phillies lead 1-0.

Houston is 106-56 overall and 55-26 at home. Astro’s hitters hit against a collective .247 that ranks sixth in the AL.

Philadelphia has an 87-75 record overall and a 40-41 record on the road. Phillies hitters are batting against a collective .252 that ranks fifth in the NL.

The teams play on Saturday for the fifth time this season. The relay series is 2:2.

TOP PERFORMER: Alex Bregman has 38 doubles, 23 homers and 93 RBI while hitting a .259 for the Astros. Yuli Gurriel is 15-to-40 with two homers in the last 10 games.

Kyle Schwarber leads Philadelphia with 46 home runs while batting .504. Rhys Hoskins is 9-for-40 with five homers and 11 RBI in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 9-1, .266 batting average, 1.98 ERA, 23 runs better than opponents

Phillies: 8-2, .250 batting average, 3.54 ERA, outperformed opponents by 18 runs

INJURIES: Astros: Michael Brantley: 60 Days IL (Shoulder), Jason Castro: 60 Days IL (Knee), Josh James: 60 Days IL (Lat)

Phillies: Kent Emanuel: 60-Day IL (Shoulder), Mark Appel: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Simon Muzziotti: 60-Day IL (Knee), Corey Knebel: 60-Day IL (Lat), Hans Crouse: 60-Day IL ( biceps), James McArthur: 60-Day IL (elbow), Damon Jones: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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