Astros take road slide into matchup with the White Sox
Houston Astros (75-43, first in the AL West) vs. Chicago White Sox (61-56, third in the AL Central)
Chicago; Wednesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Framber Valdez (11-4, 2.73 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 128 strikeouts); White Sox: Michael Kopech (4-8, 3.18 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 96 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -148, White Sox +126; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros hit the road against the Chicago White Sox looking to end a four-game road slide.
Chicago is 30-29 in home games and 61-56 overall. The White Sox have a 48-27 record in games when they record eight or more hits.
Houston has a 36-25 record on the road and a 75-43 record overall. The Astros have a 45-17 record in games when they record eight or more hits.
Wednesday’s game is the sixth time these teams match up this season. The White Sox have a 3-2 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Abreu has 14 home runs, 50 walks and 56 RBI while hitting .307 for the White Sox. Eloy Jimenez is 15-for-40 with two doubles and five RBI over the past 10 games.
Yordan Alvarez has 15 doubles, two triples and 31 home runs for the Astros. Alex Bregman is 13-for-34 with five doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 7-3, .294 batting average, 3.21 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs
Astros: 5-5, .248 batting average, 3.72 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs
INJURIES: White Sox: Leury Garcia: day-to-day (leg), Luis Robert: day-to-day (wrist), Tim Anderson: 10-Day IL (finger), Danny Mendick: 60-Day IL (knee), Kyle Crick: 15-Day IL (elbow), Aaron Bummer: 15-Day IL (lat), Garrett Crochet: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Stiever: 60-Day IL (lat)
Astros: Aledmys Diaz: day-to-day (groin), Michael Brantley: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jason Castro: 60-Day IL (knee), Blake Taylor: 60-Day IL (elbow), Josh James: 60-Day IL (lat)