Lefty Ken Waldichuk will take the mound for the A’s while Houston righty Brandon Bielak will get the start for the Astros. Waldichuk (1-2, 7.02 ERA) is fresh off his no-decision last week against the Rangers while Bielak who has bounced back and forth between the big-league club and AAA affiliate Sugar Land Space Cowboys is 0-1 with a 3.29 ERA in his two major league starts.
Houston will welcome their All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve back from the Injured List. Tonight marks Altuve’s first start of the 2023 season.
Bielak will face an A’s lineup that looks like this tonight:
Waldichuk will face Altuve and the following Astros lineup:
The first pitch is at 5:10PM PST.