Danny Salazar (3-2, 1.91 ERA) takes the hill for the Cleveland Indians (16-14) as they square off against Doug Fister (3-3, 4.54 ERA) and the Houston Astros (13-21) in the last of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park. The Indians won the last game 4-0, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 2:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 11 and can be seen on STOh and RTSW.
Fister pitched 6.1 innings in his most recent start, surrendering three runs, striking out three and walking two in a 6-3 win over the Mariners. Jose Altuve (.321, 31 Rs, 9 HRs, 22 RBIs, 13 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. Salazar went 7.2 innings, surrendering zero runs, striking out nine and walking one in a 7-1 win over the Royals in his last outing. Mike Napoli (.236, 18 Rs, 6 HRs, 21 RBIs) has been successful at the plate for the Indians, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
The odds for Houston and Cleveland are Indians -115, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.
Predictions: SU Winner - HOU
Cleveland earned its third shutout of the season in its last game. Houston has been shut out two times this season.
The Astros didn't score any runs in their last game. The Indians have a 3-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they are outhit, the Astros are 3-17. The Indians have a 3-8 record when opponents outhit them.
Cleveland ranks near the bottom of the league at 26th when it comes to home runs, hitting 26 this season. Houston ranks in the top 10 with 41.
Ranking 27th, Houston is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.56 per game. Cleveland ranks in the bottom half at 17th with 8.23.
Ranking 20th, Cleveland is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.705). Houston ranks in the top half with an OPS of .732.
The Indians are 9-10 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Astros are 8-15 when they allow at least one homer.