A battle for supremacy atop the American League West division will commence on July 28th when the Houston Astros (51-43) host the Los Angeles Angels (50-40) at Minute Maid Park. The Astros have hit a little bit of a rough patch, dropping three of their last ten games. Outside of American League Cy Young favorite, Dallas Keuchel, Houston’s starters have struggled recently. Keuchel dominated the first half of the season en-route to a 11-4 record. Keuchel started the second half right where he left off and struck out 13 Texas Rangers on Sunday afternoon. Houston still leads the league in home runs (128), but will need more from its starters if it wants to make the postseason for the first time in nearly a decade.
The Los Angeles Angels are getting hot at the right time, winning eight of its last ten games. Los Angeles’ success has been directly tied to offensive output of Albert Pujols and Mike Trout. Pujols has had a renaissance season and has clubbed 26 home runs thus far. Mike Trout is well on his way to second Most Valuable Player Award. Trout currently leads baseball with 27 home runs and 203 total bases. CJ Wilson (7-7, 3.57 ERA) and Garrett Richards (10-6, 3.24 ERA) have anchored Anaheim’s rotation.
According to TicketIQ, Astros tickets for this series average $69.10, surprisingly 20% below Houston’s remaining season average. Price breakdown for each game are presented below:
7/28: (Average: $70.87; Get-In: $12)
7/29: (Average: $67.03; Get-In: $13)
7/30: (Average: $69.28; Get-in: $11)
Head out to Minute Maid Park to watch these two teams square off for American League West supremacy. These two teams have split all ten meetings thus far, so expect another highly competitive series.