Marlins bring 3-game win streak into matchup with the Astros
Miami Marlins (25-30, fourth in the NL East) vs. Houston Astros (36-21, first in the AL West)
Houston; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Pablo Lopez (4-2, 2.32 ERA, .97 WHIP, 67 strikeouts); Astros: Luis Garcia (3-4, 3.07 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 53 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -151, Marlins +129; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Marlins will try to keep their three-game win streak alive when they visit the Houston Astros.
Houston has a 15-8 record at home and a 36-21 record overall. The Astros rank fifth in the majors with 73 total home runs, averaging 1.3 per game.
Miami has a 10-16 record on the road and a 25-30 record overall. The Marlins have the fourth-ranked team ERA in the NL at 3.77.
The matchup Friday is the first meeting of the season between the two clubs.
TOP PERFORMERS: Yordan Alvarez has six doubles, two triples, 17 home runs and 38 RBI for the Astros. Jose Altuve is 10-for-39 with two doubles, two home runs and five RBI over the last 10 games.
Jazz Chisholm has seven doubles, four triples, 10 home runs and 37 RBI for the Marlins. Jesus Sanchez is 9-for-26 with two doubles, four home runs and 11 RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 7-3, .254 batting average, 3.34 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
Marlins: 6-4, .275 batting average, 5.00 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs
INJURIES: Astros: Parker Mushinski: 15-Day IL (left elbow), Blake Taylor: 15-Day IL (elbow), Jake Odorizzi: 15-Day IL (leg), Taylor Jones: 60-Day IL (back), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (forearm), Jacob Meyers: 10-Day IL (shoulder)
Marlins: Brian Anderson: 10-Day IL (back), Joey Wendle: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Cody Poteet: 15-Day IL (elbow), Paul Campbell: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anthony Bender: 15-Day IL (back), Jesus Luzardo: 15-Day IL (forearm), Sean Guenther: 60-Day IL (arm)