Astros open 3-game series at home against Toronto
Houston; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Houston and Toronto match up to begin a three-game series.
The Astros are 25-10 in home games. Houston has hit 110 home runs this season, fourth in the American League. Alex Bregman leads the team with 18, averaging one every 13.3 at-bats.
The Blue Jays are 13-21 on the road. Toronto’s team on-base percentage of .285 is last in the American League. Justin Smoak leads the lineup with an OBP of .367. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 7-3, .221 batting average, 4.33 ERA, outscored by one run
Blue Jays: 3-7, .209 batting average, 5.38 ERA, outscored by 23 runs
Astros Injuries: Joe Smith: 10-day IL (achilles), Collin McHugh: 10-day IL (elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-day IL (elbow), George Springer: 10-day IL (hamstring), Aledmys Diaz: 10-day IL (hamstring), Carlos Correa: 10-day IL (rib), Jose Altuve: 10-day IL (hamstring), Max Stassi: 10-day IL (knee).
Blue Jays Injuries: Jacob Waguespack: 10-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Tepera: 60-day IL (elbow), Matt Shoemaker: 60-day IL (knee), David Phelps: 60-day IL (elbow), Elvis Luciano: 10-day IL (elbow), Ken Giles: 10-day IL (elbow), Clay Buchholz: 60-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Borucki: 60-day IL (elbow), Dalton Pompey: 60-day IL (concussion), Devon Travis: 60-day IL (knee).