The Astros are 15-8 against the rest of their division. Houston's team on-base percentage of . is second in the American League.
Pitchers: Thursday, RHP Cristian Javier (3-1, 2.90) vs. RHP Mike Foltynewicz (1-3, 4.50); Friday, RHP Zack Greinke (2-1, 4.23) vs. TBD; Saturday, RHP Luis Garcia (0-3, 3.60) vs. RHP Dane Dunning (2-2, 3.78); Sunday, RHP Lance McCullers Jr. (3-1, 3.10) vs. RHP Kyle Gibson (3-0, 2.28). Astros (20-17) update: With his leadoff homer Wednesday night, Jose Altuve extended his hitting streak to eight games. He’s hitting .
Adolis García repeatedly pounded his chest with his right hand while bouncing around the bases after becoming the only Texas Rangers player whose first career homer was a go-ahead shot in extra innings. The 28-year-old Cuban rookie outfielder had a similar reaction in the field a few games later after jumping at the wall in deep center with his glove extended to take away a potential homer from a surprised Shohei Ohtani, who had tossed his bat aside after crushing the ball.