Peacock scheduled to start as Houston hosts Kansas City
Houston; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Houston and Kansas City will square off at Minute Maid Park Wednesday.
The Astros are 11-4 on their home turf. Houston’s team on-base percentage of .347 is third in the majors. Alex Bregman leads the lineup with an OBP of .403.
The Royals are 5-13 on the road. The Kansas City pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 5.05. Brad Keller leads the team with a 3.99 earned run average. The Astros won the last meeting 6-4. Gerrit Cole earned his third victory and Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for Houston. Jakob Junis took his third loss for Kansas City.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 6-4, .271 batting average, 3.58 ERA, outscored opponents by 21 runs
Royals: 4-6, .257 batting average, 4.47 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs