Chris Devenski (0-1, 1.46 ERA) gets the start for the Houston Astros (13-20) as they meet Trevor Bauer (2-0, 5.14 ERA) and the Cleveland Indians (15-14) in the second of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park. The Astros won the last game 7-1, and Houston leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 8:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 10 and will air on STOh and RTSW.
In his last start, Devenski pitched 6.0 innings, giving up one run, striking out six and walking one in a 6-3 loss to the Mariners. Jose Altuve (.323, 31 Rs, 9 HRs, 22 RBIs, 13 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run and three RBIs. The Indians were victorious the last time Bauer pitched. He went 5.2 innings, allowing three runs, striking out four and walking two in a 9-4 victory over the Tigers. Carlos Santana (.225, 14 Rs, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The odds are Astros -125 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.5.
The only other game between the two teams went Houston's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - HOU
Houston has won 31% (4-9) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Cleveland has won 67% (6-3) of its games when taking a late lead.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Indians are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Astros have a 4-0 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
The Astros and the Indians are both 9-3 when they notch more hits than their opponent.
Ranking 21st in runs, Cleveland has earned 125 this season. Houston ranks 12th with 139 runs.
Ranking 21st, Cleveland is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 91 this season. Houston ranks in the top five at fourth with 128.
When the Astros hit at least one home run, they are 10-15. When the Indians hit at least one homer, they have an 8-8 record.