THREE-GAME SERIES AT MINUTE MAID PARK
Monday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Jose Berrios (0-1, 11.25) vs. LHP Dallas Keuchel (2-3, 4.41)
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Alex Meyer (0-0, 18.00) vs. RHP Collin McHugh (2-3, 6.65)
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Phil Hughes (1-4, 4.45) vs. RHP Mike Fiers (2-1, 4.97)
They are 1-10 on the road, their worst road start in franchise history, and the worst by an American League team since the 2006 Royals lost their first 12 road games. … They went 7-17 in April, the second-worst opening month in franchise history after their 6-16 record in 2012. … They are 22-16 all-time against the Astros, 12-8 in Houston and 7-5 at Minute Maid Park. They are 11-7 since Houston joined the AL in 2013 but have split the season series in each of the past two seasons. … Neither team has swept a series from the other in Houston. … Meyer has a 17.18 ERA in 3⅔ major league innings but will make his first MLB start. … Hughes has a 7.71 ERA in two career starts against the Astros. … Brian Dozier is a .184 career hitter in Minute Maid Park but has three home runs there.
They have lost nine of their past 12 games and at 8-17 are just one game ahead of the Twins for the worst record in the American League. They have yet to win back-to-back games this season. … They have allowed 124 runs in 25 games, more than any AL team. The Twins have allowed the second-most (116). … They are 4-6 at home, 2-2 with the roof open and 2-4 under the dome. … Keuchel, the reigning AL Cy Young winner, has lost three of his past four starts and allowed 11 runs in 12 innings in his past two. However, he’s 1-0 and hasn’t yet allowed a run at Minute Maid Park, where he went 15-0 with a 1.46 ERA last season. … Former Twins CF Carlos Gomez is 17-for-80 (.213) with no home runs this season. RHP Pat Neshek has a 5.14 ERA in 10 games.