Astros look to nail down division title against the Rays
Tue, Sep 28th 7:38am EDT
The Astros are -140 moneyline home favorites, per BettingPros consensus odds. Tampa Bay’s Michael Wacha (3-5, 5.49) has won just one of his last 12 starts. He has pitched to a 4.50 ERA in four September starts and has struggled on the road all season, going 1-4 with a 6.56 ERA in 14 road appearances (12 starts). He is opposed by Jose Urquidy (8-3, 3.56), who is unbeaten in his last eight starts. Urquidy has only lost one decision in eight home starts this year, and he has allowed two earned runs or fewer in his previous seven. Tampa Bay is riding a four-game winning streak while Houston enters this series opener having lost four consecutive games. However, Houston’s .550 winning percentage against teams over .500 is the best in the majors.