Houston takes 3-game losing streak into matchup with Minnesota
Houston; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
LINE: Astros favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Houston enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.
The Astros are 6-1 in home games. Houston’s team on-base percentage of .350 is sixth in the majors. Alex Bregman leads the lineup with an OBP of .430.
The Twins are 8-3 on the road. Minnesota leads the American League in hitting with a .277 batting average, Jorge Polanco leads the team with an average of .392. The Twins won the last meeting 9-5. Jake Odorizzi earned his second victory and Polanco went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run and four RBIs for Minnesota. Brad Peacock registered his first loss for Houston.
Polanco leads the Twins with 29 hits and has nine RBIs. Eddie Rosario is 14-for-42 with two doubles, seven home runs and 13 RBIs over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 6-4, .288 batting average, 4.66 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs
Twins: 7-3, .280 batting average, 4.60 ERA, outscored opponents by 15 runs