Astros put 5-game win streak on the line against Athletics
Houston; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Tanner Roark (9-8, 3.86 ERA) Astros: Wade Miley (13-4, 3.35 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: Houston enters the game as winners of their last five games.
The Astros are 47-15 against the rest of their division. The Houston pitching staff has a team ERA of 3.69, Justin Verlander leads the staff with a mark of 2.57.
The Athletics have gone 33-28 against division opponents. The Oakland pitching staff has a team ERA of 4.07, Homer Bailey paces the staff with a mark of 4.87. The Astros won the last meeting 15-0. Zack Greinke secured his 15th victory and Robinson Chirinos went 3-for-4 with two home runs and six RBIs for Houston. Mike Fiers took his fourth loss for Oakland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 8-2, .290 batting average, 2.90 ERA, outscored opponents by 43 runs
Athletics: 6-4, .223 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs