Stewart, Twins to take on Verlander, Astros on Wednesday
Houston; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Houston and Minnesota will meet at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday.
The Astros are 7-1 in home games. Houston’s team on-base percentage of .353 is fourth in the MLB. Alex Bregman leads the team with an OBP of .429.
The Twins are 8-4 on the road. The Minnesota pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.60. Jose Berrios leads the team with a 2.97 earned run average. The Astros won the last meeting 10-4. Hector Rondon recorded his second victory and Jose Altuve went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for Houston. Trevor Hildenberger took his first loss for Minnesota.
TOP PERFORMERS: Altuve leads the Astros with nine home runs and is batting .289. George Springer is 12-for-39 with three doubles, four home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Houston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 6-4, .278 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored opponents by 15 runs
Twins: 6-4, .277 batting average, 4.96 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs