RHP Jordan Lyles ( 6-7 / 5.08 ERA / 1.45 WHIP) vs. LHP Joe Saunders (11-13 / 4.95 ERA / 1.61 WHIP)
The Astros have gone back and forth with the Mariners, Houston's first winning stretch of the season came against the M's. Seattle in turn unleashed Felix Hernandez and plethora of young arms on the Astros turning the tide teal in the season series. The Astros may have the final laugh as they send Brad Peacock to the mound in the hopes of sweeping the M's tonight.
Peacock had one of his best outing of the season his last start, holding the Athletics to two runs over seven innings and striking out nine. In his most recent outing against the Mariners, he lasted only 4.2 innings and gave up five runs. The right-hander has a 3-2 record with a 5.62 ERA since returning to the rotation on August 4.
Dustin Ackley is 3-for-6 with a double and three runs batted against Peacock. Jesus Montero, Franklin Gutierrez, Kendrys Morales, and Kyle Seager have all touched up Peacock for home run his his career.
Brandon Maurer takes the mound for the M's tonight. In his second start of the season, Maurer gave up six runs in less then one inning to the Astros. This will be Maurer first start since May 28. He has a 6.64 ERA in relief during his time in the bullpen.
Jose Altuve had two hits against Maurer in that game, he also drove in two runs. Jason Castro and Matt Dominguez were each 1-for-1 in their lone appearances against Maurer.