Astros try to keep home win streak alive, host the Marlins

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024 8:03AM

Miami Marlins (32-59, fifth in the NL East) vs. Houston Astros (47-44, second in the AL West)

Houston; Wednesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Bryan Hoeing (0-1, 1.99 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 20 strikeouts); Astros: Framber Valdez (7-5, 3.84 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 72 strikeouts)

: LINE Astros -269, Marlins +217; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros, on a seven-game home winning streak, host the Miami Marlins.

Houston is 47-44 overall and 25-19 in home games. The Astros have the sixth-best team on-base percentage in MLB play at .324.

Miami has a 14-28 record on the road and a 32-59 record overall. The Marlins are 22-10 in games when they out-hit their opponents.

The teams square off Wednesday for the second time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Yordan Alvarez has 21 doubles, a triple and 19 home runs while hitting .295 for the Astros. Alex Bregman is 12-for-42 with three doubles and two home runs over the past 10 games.

Jazz Chisholm has a .258 batting average to lead the Marlins, and has 12 doubles, four triples and 11 home runs. Jesus Sanchez is 9-for-31 with three home runs and five RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 7-3, .259 batting average, 4.65 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs

Marlins: 3-7, .222 batting average, 4.00 ERA, outscored by 11 runs

INJURIES: Astros: Jake Bloss: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Victor Caratini: 10-Day IL (hip), Justin Verlander: 15-Day IL (neck), Cristian Javier: 60-Day IL (forearm), Kyle Tucker: 10-Day IL (shin), Jose Urquidy: 60-Day IL (forearm), Oliver Ortega: 60-Day IL (elbow), Bennett Sousa: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Penn Murfee: 60-Day IL (elbow), Luis Garcia: 60-Day IL (elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kendall Graveman: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Marlins: Ryan Weathers: 60-Day IL (finger), Otto Lopez: 10-Day IL (back), Sixto Sanchez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Braxton Garrett: 15-Day IL (elbow), Jesus Luzardo: 60-Day IL (back), Josh Simpson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Eury Perez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Sandy Alcantara: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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