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Greinke expected to start as Houston hosts Colorado

August 18, 2020 GMT

Colorado Rockies (13-9, second in the NL West) vs. Houston Astros (12-10, second in the NL West)

Houston; Tuesday, 3:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Antonio Senzatela (3-0, 3.91 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 18 strikeouts) Astros: Zack Greinke (1-0, 2.53 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 18 strikeouts)

LINE: Astros favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Rockies visit the Houston Astros on Tuesday.

The Astros went 60-21 on their home field in 2019. Houston averaged 9.5 hits with 3.9 extra base hits per game and 288 total home runs last year.

The Rockies finished 28-53 in road games in 2019. Colorado averaged 9.3 hits per game last year, batting .265 as a team.

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The teams meet for the first time this year. Houston leads the season series 1-0.

INJURIES: Astros: Justin Verlander: (forearm), Austin Pruitt: (elbow), Brad Peacock: (undisclosed), Roberto Osuna: (right elbow), Chris Devenski: (elbow), Rogelio Armenteros: (undisclosed), Michael Brantley: (quad), Yordan Alvarez: (right knee), Aledmys Diaz: (groin).

Rockies: Scott Oberg: (blood clots), Peter Lambert: (elbow), Chi Chi Gonzalez: (bicep), Wade Davis: (right shoulder), Chris Owings: (hamstring).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.