Cleveland chases series sweep over Astros
Houston; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
LINE: Astros favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland can secure a series sweep over Houston with a win.
The Astros are 8-3 in home games. Houston leads the league in hitting with a .276 batting average, Josh Reddick leads the club with an average of .368.
The Indians are 8-6 on the road. Cleveland’s lineup has 23 home runs this season, Leonys Martin leads them with five homers. The Indians won the last meeting 6-3. Adam Cimber earned his second victory and Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBIs for Cleveland. Hector Rondon took his first loss for Houston.
Martin leads the Indians with nine extra base hits and is batting .256. Jake Bauers is 10-for-32 with a double, two home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 4-6, .272 batting average, 4.55 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs
Indians: 7-3, .236 batting average, 3.60 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs