Orioles open 3-game series at Houston
Houston; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Houston hosts Baltimore to begin a three game series.
The Astros are 22-8 in home games. Houston has an MLB-leading team on-base percentage of .344. Alex Bregman leads the team with an OBP of .396.
The Orioles are 11-20 on the road. Baltimore has a collective .239 this season, led by Hanser Alberto with an average of .308. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
TOP PERFORMERS: Michael Brantley leads the Astros with 78 hits and is batting .329. Bregman is 15-for-41 with three doubles, three home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Houston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 8-2, .252 batting average, 4.36 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs
Orioles: 3-7, .233 batting average, 4.93 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
Astros Injuries: Joe Smith: 10-day IL (achilles), Collin McHugh: 10-day IL (elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 10-day IL (elbow), George Springer: 10-day IL (hamstring), Aledmys Diaz: 10-day IL (hamstring), Carlos Correa: 10-day IL (rib), Jose Altuve: 10-day IL (hamstring), Max Stassi: 10-day IL (knee).
Orioles Injuries: Nate Karns: 60-day IL (forearm), Alex Cobb: 60-day IL (lumbar strain), DJ Stewart: 10-day IL (ankle), Dwight Smith Jr.: day-to-day (shoulder/head), Jonathan Villar: day-to-day (thumb), Mark Trumbo: 60-day IL (knee), Pedro Severino: day-to-day (head).