Pittsburgh takes 4-game win streak into matchup against Houston

The Charlotte Observer

Pittsburgh takes 4-game win streak into matchup against Houston Pittsburgh Pirates (36-40, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Houston Astros (49-30, first in the NL West) Houston; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Trevor Williams (2-1, 4.12 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 49 strikeouts) Astros: Gerrit Cole (6-5, 3.54 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 148 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh enters the matchup as winners of their last four games. The Astros are 27-11 in home games. The Houston pitching staff owns a team ERA of 3.72, Justin Verlander paces the staff with a mark of 2.75. The Pirates are 19-21 on the road. Pittsburgh ranks seventh in the MLB in hitting with a .263 batting average, Bryan Reynolds leads the

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