Houston hosts Cleveland, aims to build on Verlander’s solid showing
Houston; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Astros are 8-1 on their home turf. Houston leads the league in hitting with a .280 batting average, Josh Reddick leads the team with an average of .386.
The Indians are 6-6 on the road. Cleveland has slugged .326, last in in the MLB. Carlos Santana leads the team with a .446 slugging percentage, including six extra-base hits. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Carlos Correa leads the Astros with 13 extra base hits and is batting .268. Alex Bregman is 10-for-35 with two doubles, three home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Houston.
Santana leads the Indians with 25 hits and is batting .338. Roberto Perez is 8-for-34 with two doubles, two home runs and three RBIs over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 6-4, .269 batting average, 4.03 ERA, outscored opponents by 17 runs
Indians: 5-5, .237 batting average, 4.50 ERA