Houston Astros (66-84) at Cleveland Indians(77-73), 7:10 p.m. (CST)
TV: CSN Houston, MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM
Indians SBNation Blog: Let's Go Tribe
LHP BRett Oberholtzer (5-11, 4.51 ERA, 1.37 WHIP) vs. RHP Carlos Carrasco (7-5, 2.86 ERA, 1.04 WHIP)
Jose Altuve crusade on the Astros history book isn't complete yet. Including tonight, he has eleven more game to add to his franchises record 211 hits. Altuve passed Astros legend Craig Biggio last night with a single in the seventh inning last night.
The mound tonight for the Astros is Brett Oberholtzer. Obe' fought and clawed his way into a rotation spot this season, and at numerous junctures shined for the Astros. In September he has stumbled, posting a 5.91 ERA in 10.2 innings - but it's a small sample size. In his last start on September 12, he gave up four earned runs (6 R) on five hits over 4.1 innings - striking out six and walking zero.
On August 24, Obe' faced the tribe. He allowed just three runs on ten hits over 6 2/3 innings - striking out six and walking zero. Carlos Santana is 2-for-5 with a home run in his career against Obe'; Mike Aviles is 2-for-7 with two doubles.
Obe's counterpart for tonight game is Carlos Carrasco. Carrasco has moved out the bullpen to make eleven starts for the Indians this season. As a starter, he is 4-4 with a 3.22 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP. In his last start, September 12 in Detroit, he gave up four runs over 6.1 innings on seven hits.
Carrasco faced Houston on August 22, allowing just one run over 6 1/3 innings. The lone run coming on a Marwin Gonzalez solo-shot.