BOTTOM LINE: Houston and Oakland will play on Tuesday.
The Astros are 26-16 on their home turf. The Houston pitching staff averages 9 strikeouts per nine innings, Zack Greinke leads them with a mark of 6.6.
The Athletics are 22-15 on the road. Oakland has a collective .233 this season, led by Matt Olson with an average of .283.
The Astros won the last meeting 8-4. Luis Garcia secured his second victory and Martin Maldonado went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBIs for Houston. Cole Irvin registered his fifth loss for Oakland.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 18 home runs and has 48 RBIs.
Olson leads the Athletics with 38 extra base hits and is slugging .552.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 5-5, .212 batting average, 4.27 ERA, outscored by seven runs