Houston plays Milwaukee after Verlander’s no-hitter
Milwaukee; Monday, 4 p.m. EDT
LINE: Astros -180; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Houston heads into the matchup fresh off a no-hitter by Justin Verlander. Verlander went nine innings, giving up zero runs on with 14 strikeouts against Toronto.
The Brewers are 39-29 on their home turf. Milwaukee has hit 211 home runs this season, tenth in the National League. Christian Yelich leads them with 42, averaging one every 11 at-bats.
The Astros are 38-32 in road games. Houston has a team on-base percentage of .350, good for first in the American League. Alex Bregman leads the team with a mark of .412.
TOP PERFORMERS: Yelich leads the Brewers with 72 extra base hits and is batting .328. Keston Hiura is 8-for-30 with three doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
LAST 10 GAMES: Brewers: 6-4, .236 batting average, 3.10 ERA, outscored by two runs
Astros: 8-2, .295 batting average, 3.54 ERA, outscored opponents by 34 runs