Angels vs. Astros: Free Live Stream, TV Channel, How to Watch
Shohei Ohtani takes the mound for the Los Angeles Angels (20-16) when they host starting pitcher Framber Valdez and the Houston Astros (17-18) at 9:38 PM ET on Tuesday.
Find out how to watch the Los Angeles-Houston matchup below.
When is Angels vs. Astros and when does it start?
This matchup between the Angels and Astros is scheduled to start on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. Be ready to see the opening pitch at 9:38 PM ET.
Where to watch Angels vs. Astros
The Angels and Astros will take to the diamond at Angel Stadium of Anaheim for this matchup on May 9, and if you want to catch the event live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on MLB Network.
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Angels vs. Astros Game Preview
Yesterday, the Angels picked up a 6-4 win over the Astros, with Matt Moore (1.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K) earning the win for the Angels. Taylor Ward went 3-for-4 with a double to lead the offense. Rafael Montero (1.0 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 K) picked up the loss for the Astros.
Angels Stats, Odds & Insights
The Angels are 14-10 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 58.3% of those games).
Los Angeles averages 1.3 home runs per game to rank fifth in MLB action with 48 total home runs.
The Angels rank eighth in baseball with a .425 slugging percentage.
Los Angeles has the 15th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (4.29).
Pitchers for the Angels combine for the 15th-ranked WHIP in the majors (1.303).
Astros Stats, Odds & Insights
The Astros have been underdogs in 12 games this season and won eight (66.7%) of those contests.
Houston’s 31 home runs rank 24th in Major League Baseball.
The Astros are 27th in MLB with a slugging percentage of only .369 this season.
Houston pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.41 ERA this year, fourth-best in baseball.
Astros pitchers have a 1.244 WHIP this season, 10th-best in the majors.
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Angels Starter Recent Performance: Shohei Ohtani
|at Cardinals||May. 3||5.0||5||4||4||13||1|
|vs. Athletics||Apr. 27||6.0||3||5||5||8||2|
|vs. Royals||Apr. 21||7.0||2||0||0||11||2|
|at Red Sox||Apr. 17||2.0||0||1||1||3||1|
|vs. Nationals||Apr. 11||7.0||1||0||0||6||5|
Astros Starter Recent Performance: Framber Valdez
|vs. Giants||May. 3||6.0||5||2||2||8||2|
|vs. Phillies||Apr. 28||7.0||8||3||3||3||0|
|at Braves||Apr. 22||7.0||8||3||3||9||0|
|vs. Rangers||Apr. 16||6.0||4||5||1||7||2|
|at Pirates||Apr. 10||7.0||3||2||2||5||5|
Angels Key Players to Watch
Ohtani gets the start for the Angels, his fifth of the season. He is 4-0 with a 2.54 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings pitched.
The right-hander last appeared in relief on Wednesday, when he tossed five innings against the St. Louis Cardinals, allowing four earned runs while giving up five hits.
The 28-year-old has a 2.54 ERA and 13.6 strikeouts per nine innings across seven games this season, while giving up a batting average of only .125 to opposing hitters.
Ohtani has been key for Los Angeles with seven home runs, 22 RBI and a batting average of .301 this season.
Hunter Renfroe is batting .254 this season with a team-high nine home runs and 24 RBI.
Mike Trout is slashing .290/.382/.542 this season for the Angels.
Astros Key Players to Watch
The Astros will hand the ball to Valdez (2-4) for his eighth start of the season.
The left-hander gave up two earned runs in six innings pitched on Wednesday in his last outing, a matchup with the San Francisco Giants.
The 29-year-old has pitched to a 2.60 ERA this season with 9 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2 walks per nine across seven games.
Kyle Tucker is batting .270 with four doubles, six home runs and 22 walks.
Yordan Alvarez has hit seven home runs with 32 RBI. Both pace his team.
Alex Bregman is batting .205 with four doubles, a triple, four home runs and 23 walks.
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