Corey Kluber (15-8, 3.09 ERA) and Brad Peacock (0-0, 3.86 ERA) are on the hill in the second of a four-game series between the Cleveland Indians (79-57) and the Houston Astros (73-64) at Progressive Field. The Astros won the last game 6-2, and Houston leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sep. 6 and can be seen on STOh and RTSW.
Kluber pitched 8.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering three runs, striking out 11 and walking two in an 8-4 win over the Twins. Mike Napoli (.255, 82 Rs, 30 HRs, 90 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. Peacock went 2.0 innings, surrendering zero runs, striking out two and walking one in a 6-0 win over the Athletics in his last outing. Jose Altuve (.346, 96 Rs, 22 HRs, 91 RBIs, 27 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Astros, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one run, one RBI, and one stolen base.
For the 21st time this season, the Indians registered at least two errors in a game.
The Indians managed to give up seven walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Astros who are coming in with an 8-3 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Astros are 12-56. The Indians have a 12-41 record when opponents outhit them.
Both falling in the top half of the league based on total home runs this season, Cleveland ranks 14th with 167 homers and Houston is 12th with 172.
Ranking 14th, Cleveland is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 431 this season. Houston ranks in the top five at fourth with 492.
When the Indians hit at least one home run, they are 55-36, well-matched with the Astros who are 63-38 when hitting one or more homers.