Orioles take 5-game skid into matchup with Astros
Baltimore; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Astros favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Baltimore enters the matchup as losers of their last five games.
The Orioles are 17-43 on their home turf. Baltimore has a collective batting average of .244 this season, led by Hanser Alberto with an average of .315.
The Astros are 34-25 in road games. Houston leads the league in hitting with a .275 batting average, Michael Brantley leads the team with an average of .324. The Astros won the last meeting 23-2. Aaron Sanchez notched his fifth victory and Yordan Alvarez went 3-for-5 with three home runs and seven RBIs for Houston. Aaron Brooks took his sixth loss for Baltimore.
LAST 10 GAMES: Orioles: 3-7, .246 batting average, 8.40 ERA, outscored by 48 runs
Astros: 9-1, .321 batting average, 2.73 ERA, outscored opponents by 59 runs