Houston; Monday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
: Astros -153, Orioles +129; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros host the Baltimore Orioles on Monday to open a three-game series.
Houston has an 84-66 record overall and a 38-37 record in home games. The Astros have a 69-22 record in games when they record at least eight hits.
Baltimore has a 93-56 record overall and a 48-26 record on the road. The Orioles have the sixth-ranked team slugging percentage in the AL at .427.
Monday's game is the fourth meeting between these teams this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Tucker has a .283 batting average to lead the Astros, and has 32 doubles, two triples and 27 home runs. Yordan Alvarez is 12-for-32 with four home runs and 14 RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 5-5, .259 batting average, 4.30 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs
Orioles: 5-5, .251 batting average, 3.86 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs