Covey scheduled to start for White Sox at Astros
Houston; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago White Sox head to Minute Maid Park to play the Houston Astros.
The Astros are 17-4 in home games. The Houston offense has compiled a .279 batting average as a team this season, good for first in the league. Josh Reddick leads the team with a mark of .331.
The White Sox are 10-12 on the road. The Chicago pitching staff has a team ERA of 5.07, Ivan Nova leads the staff with a mark of 7.42. The Astros won the last meeting 3-0. Brad Peacock recorded his fifth victory and Jake Marisnick went 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI for Houston. Ryan Burr took his first loss for Chicago.
TOP PERFORMERS: George Springer leads the Astros with 17 home runs and has 42 RBIs. Marisnick is 9-for-26 with two doubles, a triple, three home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Houston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 9-1, .291 batting average, 2.12 ERA, outscored opponents by 46 runs
White Sox: 4-6, .233 batting average, 4.07 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
Astros Injuries: Joe Smith: 10-day IL (achilles), Lance McCullers Jr.: 10-day IL (elbow), George Springer: day-to-day (lower back stiffness), Aledmys Diaz: day-to-day (hamstring), Jose Altuve: 10-day IL (hamstring).