The Houston Astros host the Chicago White Sox at Minute Maid Park tonight
Houston won their second straight and their sixth in the last eight games as they won in walk-off fashion against Texas Tuesday night. Jose Urquidy gets the call for his 12th start of the year for the Astros in this contest. He comes in 4-3 with a 3.77 ERA, a 1.032 WHIP, 11 walks and 55 strikeouts over 62 innings of work on the year. He is 5-1 with a 3.00 ERA, a 0.841 WHIP, six walks and 60 strikeouts over 63 innings of work at Minute Maid Park.
Chicago won for the fifth time in six games as they took down the Rays to even their series up on Tuesday night. Dylan Cease is on the mound as he makes his 14th start of the season for the White Sox in this contest. He comes in 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA, a 1.275 WHIP, 29 walks and 85 strikeouts over 66.2 innings of work on the year. It is his first time pitching at Minute Maid Park.
Astros are 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. They are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter
White Sox are 8-19 in their last 27 road games vs. a right-handed starter. They are 1-5 in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning record
The White Sox are missing several key contributors with Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert joined on the shelf by Nick Madrigal, who had surgery on his hamstring earlier this week. Houston is healthy and battering opposing pitching. Give the edge to the Astros at home in this contest.