DeSclafani scheduled to start as Cincinnati hosts Houston
Cincinnati; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Astros favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
The Reds are 17-17 on their home turf. The Cincinnati pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.60. Luis Castillo leads the team with a 2.36 ERA.
The Astros are 21-14 on the road. The Houston offense has compiled a .265 batting average as a team this season, good for fourth in the American League. Michael Brantley leads the team with a mark of .309. The Reds won the last meeting 3-2. Castillo earned his seventh victory and Nick Senzel went 1-for-4 with two RBIs for Cincinnati. Wade Miley registered his fourth loss for Houston.
TOP PERFORMERS: Derek Dietrich leads the Reds with 17 home runs and is batting .231. Senzel is 9-for-33 with four doubles, two home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Cincinnati.
LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 4-6, .219 batting average, 3.20 ERA
Astros: 6-4, .231 batting average, 3.92 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs
Astros Injuries: Joe Smith: 10-day IL (achilles), Collin McHugh: 10-day IL (elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-day IL (elbow), George Springer: 10-day IL (hamstring), Jake Marisnick: day-to-day (knee), Aledmys Diaz: 10-day IL (hamstring), Carlos Correa: 10-day IL (rib), Jose Altuve: 10-day IL (hamstring), Max Stassi: 10-day IL (knee).