Houston puts win streak on the line against Boston
Boston; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Houston enters the matchup as winners of their last 10 games.
The Red Sox are 12-10 in home games. Boston has a collective on-base percentage of .334, good for third in the American League. Mookie Betts leads the team with a mark of .387.
The Astros are 15-11 on the road. The Houston offense has compiled a .282 batting average as a team this season, good for first in the league. Michael Brantley leads the team with a mark of .331. The Astros won the last meeting 7-3. Josh James recorded his first victory and Josh Reddick went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Houston. Hector Velazquez took his third loss for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 6-4, .254 batting average, 3.51 ERA, outscored opponents by 21 runs
Astros: 10-0, .311 batting average, 2.00 ERA, outscored opponents by 55 runs
Red Sox Injuries: David Price: 10-day IL (elbow), Brian Johnson: 10-day IL (elbow), Nathan Eovaldi: 10-day IL (elbow), Dustin Pedroia: 10-day IL (knee), Tzu-Wei Lin: 10-day IL (knee), Brock Holt: 10-day IL (eye).