Astros take 3-game losing streak into matchup with the Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays (9-5, first in the AL East) vs. Houston Astros (6-7, first in the AL West)
Houston; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (2-0, 1.50 ERA, .92 WHIP, 13 strikeouts); Astros: Jose Urquidy (1-1, 7.00 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, four strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -123, Astros +103; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros come into a matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays after losing three games in a row.
Houston is 6-7 overall and 1-3 in home games. The Astros have the eighth-ranked team ERA in the AL at 3.54.
Toronto is 9-5 overall and 4-2 in home games. The Blue Jays have the ninth-ranked team ERA in the AL at 3.73.
Saturday’s game is the second time these teams match up this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros with three home runs while slugging .517. Michael Brantley is 10-for-37 with a home run and four RBI over the last 10 games.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has three doubles for the Blue Jays. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is 11-for-35 with two doubles and four home runs over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 4-6, .190 batting average, 3.99 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
Blue Jays: 6-4, .238 batting average, 2.90 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
INJURIES: Astros: Jose Altuve: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Taylor Jones: 60-Day IL (back), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (forearm), Ryan Pressly: 10-Day IL (knee), Jacob Meyers: 10-Day IL (shoulder)
Blue Jays: Hyun-Jin Ryu: 10-Day IL (forearm), Teoscar Hernandez: 10-Day IL (oblique), Danny Jansen: 10-Day IL (oblique), Nate Pearson: 10-Day IL (mono)