BOTTOM LINE: Texas enters the matchup as losers of their last four games.
The Astros are 17-8 against the rest of their division. Houston’s team on-base percentage of .326 is third in the MLB. Yuli Gurriel leads the lineup with an OBP of .417.
The Rangers are 5-6 against the rest of their division. Texas has hit 49 home runs this season, sixth in the American League. Adolis Garcia leads them with 10, averaging one every 11.4 at-bats.
The Astros won the last meeting 10-4. Zack Greinke earned his third victory and Martin Maldonado went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for Houston. Wes Benjamin registered his second loss for Texas.
TOP PERFORMERS: Gurriel leads the Astros with 30 RBIs and is batting .333.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa leads the Rangers with 14 extra base hits and is slugging .459.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 7-3, .295 batting average, 3.66 ERA, outscored opponents by 23 runs
Rangers: 5-5, .251 batting average, 3.87 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs