BOTTOM LINE: Houston and Kansas City will face off on Tuesday.
The Astros are 39-25 on their home turf. The Houston pitching staff averages 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings, Zack Greinke leads them with a mark of 6.3.
The Royals have gone 24-37 away from home. Kansas City has a team on-base percentage of .303, led by Nicky Lopez with a mark of .350.
The Royals won the last meeting 7-1. Daniel Lynch notched his fourth victory and Whit Merrifield went 3-for-5 with a double, a triple and three RBIs for Kansas City. Greinke took his fourth loss for Houston.
TOP PERFORMERS: Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros with 50 extra base hits and is batting .285.
Salvador Perez leads the Royals with 52 extra base hits and 81 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 4-6, .292 batting average, 3.64 ERA, outscored opponents by 17 runs