BOTTOM LINE: Marcus Semien is riding a 10-game hitting streak as Toronto readies to play Houston.
The Blue Jays are 12-11 in home games in 2020. Toronto ranks second in the majors in hitting with a .259 batting average, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the team with an average of .335.
The Astros are 11-12 on the road. The Houston offense has compiled a .264 batting average as a team this season, good for first in the league. Yuli Gurriel leads the team with an average of .310.
The Astros won the last meeting 7-4. Bryan Abreu earned his second victory and Kyle Tucker went 2-for-3 with a triple, a home run and four RBIs for Houston. Nate Pearson registered his first loss for Toronto.
TOP PERFORMERS: Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays with 29 extra base hits and is slugging .665.
Tucker leads the Astros with 23 extra base hits and 35 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 6-4, .294 batting average, 3.50 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs
Astros: 5-5, .226 batting average, 3.59 ERA, outscored by two runs
INJURIES: Blue Jays: Kirby Yates: (tommy john surgery), David Phelps: (right lat), Patrick Murphy: (shoulder), Tommy Milone: (shoulder), Julian Merryweather: (left oblique), Tom Hatch: (elbow), A.J. Cole: (neck), Ryan Borucki: (forearm), Travis Bergen: (shoulder), George Springer: (quad), Cavan Biggio: (spine), Alejandro Kirk: (left hip flexor).
Astros: Justin Verlander: (elbow), Austin Pruitt: (elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: (shoulder), Josh James: (hip), Kent Emanuel: (elbow), Pedro Baez: (right shoulder), Bryan Abreu: (calf), Michael Brantley: (hamstring), Jason Castro: (achilles).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.