Astros try to keep home win streak alive, host the Marlins

Wed, Jul 10, 2024
MLB News (AP)

Astros try to keep home win streak alive, host the Marlins

Miami Marlins (32-59, fifth in the NL East) vs. Houston Astros (47-44, second in the AL West)

Houston; Wednesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Bryan Hoeing (0-1, 1.99 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 20 strikeouts); Astros: Framber Valdez (7-5, 3.84 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 72 strikeouts)

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Astros -269, Marlins +217; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros, on a seven-game home winning streak, host the Miami Marlins.

Houston is 47-44 overall and 25-19 in home games. The Astros have the sixth-best team on-base percentage in MLB play at .324.

Miami has a 14-28 record on the road and a 32-59 record overall. The Marlins are 22-10 in games when they out-hit their opponents.

The teams square off Wednesday for the second time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Yordan Alvarez has 21 doubles, a triple and 19 home runs while hitting .295 for the Astros. Alex Bregman is 12-for-42 with three doubles and two home runs over the past 10 games.

Jazz Chisholm has a .258 batting average to lead the Marlins, and has 12 doubles, four triples and 11 home runs. Jesus Sanchez is 9-for-31 with three home runs and five RBI over the past 10 games.

RELATED COVERAGE Bregman's tiebreaking homer in the seventh leads Astros to 4-3 win over Marlins Vazquez homers in 9th inning to give Twins 3-2 win over Astros Yariel Rodriguez gets 1st win, Alejandro Kirk drives in pair to help Blue Jays beat Mariners 5-4

LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 7-3, .259 batting average, 4.65 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs

Marlins: 3-7, .222 batting average, 4.00 ERA, outscored by 11 runs

INJURIES: Astros: Jake Bloss: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Victor Caratini: 10-Day IL (hip), Justin Verlander: 15-Day IL (neck), Cristian Javier: 60-Day IL (forearm), Kyle Tucker: 10-Day IL (shin), Jose Urquidy: 60-Day IL (forearm), Oliver Ortega: 60-Day IL (elbow), Bennett Sousa: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Penn Murfee: 60-Day IL (elbow), Luis Garcia: 60-Day IL (elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kendall Graveman: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Marlins: Ryan Weathers: 60-Day IL (finger), Otto Lopez: 10-Day IL (back), Sixto Sanchez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Braxton Garrett: 15-Day IL (elbow), Jesus Luzardo: 60-Day IL (back), Josh Simpson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Eury Perez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Sandy Alcantara: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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