Houston Astros vs Seattle by Sors
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The veteran right-hander pitched well in each of his previous two starts with the Astros, especially in the last of them on Tuesday, when he yielded just one hits and struck out nine batters through eight scoreless innings of a 1-0 win at Angel Stadium.
Verlander is 7-2 with a 2.10 ERA in twelve starts after the All-Star break (compared to a 5-6 record and a 4.73 ERA in eighteen starts during the first half of the season) and what is also important to be noted: the right-hander has fared well against this opponent, going 2-0 with a 2.23 ERA in six starts since 2013.He limited the Mariners to 1 run on 6 hits and struck out seven over six innings in the last of them, a 3-1 win at Safeco Field on Sept. 5.Ben Gamel has 3 hits in 8 at-bats off Verlander, Kyle Seager is 8-for-22 with three doubles, 3 HR, 9 RBI and two walks, while Robinson Cano is 15-for-53 with three doubles, triple, homer, 3 RBI and three walks, but Mike Zunino, Yonder Alonso, Jean Segura, Mitch Haniger, Guillermo Heredia and Nelson Cruz are hitting .189 (14-for-74) against him.
Andrew Moore (1-3 with a 5.36 ERA) will start for the Seattle Mariners, who look to avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the Astros and fourteenth loss in 19 games this season.
The 23-year-old rookie threw twelve solid innings in September, surrendering 4 hits and 3 runs of a 3-5 home loss to the Astros on Sept. 6 and in a relief appearance at Globe Life Park on Monday (3-5), with ten strikeouts.On the other hand, Moore has allowed at least three earned runs in each of his previous six MLB starts and lasted just three innings in his previous road start, in which the right-hander gave up 6 hits and 5 runs (including three homers) of a 7-6 win at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 16.
I think that the Houston Astros are capable to cover this handicap.
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