Astros, streaking Altuve set for matchup with Brewers
Milwaukee; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Zack Greinke (14-4, 2.99 ERA) Brewers: Jordan Lyles (9-8, 4.55 ERA)
LINE: Astros -156; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Jose Altuve is riding a 10-game hitting streak as Houston readies to play Milwaukee.
The Brewers are 39-30 on their home turf. Milwaukee has hit 213 home runs this season, ninth in the National League. Christian Yelich leads them with 43, averaging one every 10.9 at-bats.
The Astros have gone 39-32 away from home. The Houston offense has compiled a .274 batting average as a team this season, good for second in the league. Michael Brantley leads the team with an average of .327. The Astros won the last meeting 3-2. Roberto Osuna earned his fourth victory and George Springer went 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI for Houston. Junior Guerra registered his fifth loss for Milwaukee.
TOP PERFORMERS: Yelich leads the Brewers with 73 extra base hits and is batting .326. Yasmani Grandal is 5-for-32 with a double, two home runs and three RBIs over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
LAST 10 GAMES: Brewers: 5-5, .228 batting average, 3.20 ERA, outscored by five runs
Astros: 8-2, .293 batting average, 3.40 ERA, outscored opponents by 32 runs