Probable pitching: Astros: Luis Garcia (8-7, 3.81 ERA, 1.07 whips, 112 strikeouts); Guardian: Cal Quantrill (7-5, 4.08 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 75 strikeouts)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Astros-159, Guardian +136; over/under 9 runs
Bottom line: The Houston Astros aim to keep the three-game winning streak alive while playing the Cleveland Guardians.
Cleveland has gone 27-22 at home and 54-52 on aggregate. Guardians are 15-5 in the game when they score two or more home runs.
Houston is 70-38 on aggregate and 36-21 in road games. The Astros lead 41-15 in games when they record eight or more hits.
Saturday’s game is the sixth meeting between these teams this season. The Astros are up 4-1 in the season series.
Top Performer: Amed Rosario has 19 doubles, six triples, seven home runs and 42 RBI, while .289 hits for the Guardian. Steven Cowan is 12-for-41 with three doubles in the last 10 matches.
Yordan Alvarez has 30 home runs, 57 walks and 73 RBIs, while .306 hits for the Astros. Jose Altuve is 15-for-40 in the last 10 games with six doubles and two RBIs.
Last 10 games: Guardians: 5-5, .233 batting average, 4.70 ERA, nine runs outscore
Astros: 6-4, .265 batting average, 2.30 ERA, beat opponents by 25 runs
Injuries: Guardian: Steven Kwan: Days-Day (Legs), Anthony Goes: 60-Day IL (Tricep), Aaron Sivale: 15-Day IL (Wrist), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (Shoulder)
Astros: Aldamis Diaz: Day-to-Day (finger), Kyle Tucker: Day-to-Day (illness), Jason Castro: 60-Day IL (Knee), Blake Taylor: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Michael Brantley: 10-Day IL (Shoulder), Josh James: 60-Day IL (Latitude), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (Forearm)