Houston Astros (64-41, first in the AL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (65-39, first in the NL West) San Francisco; Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Luis Garcia (7-5, 3.09 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 114 strikeouts) Giants: Logan Webb (4-3, 3.36 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 70 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Giants -113, Astros -104; over/under is 8 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: Jose Altuve and the Astros will take on the Giants Sunday. The Giants are 34-17 on their home turf.
The Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants both have 64 wins, tied for most in the majors. For two teams planning to play deep into October, their series opener Friday night provided a summer measuring stick. José Altuve hit a grand slam in the sixth one inning after putting Houston ahead on a solo homer, and the AL-leading Astros held off the Giants 9-6 in a matchup of baseball's top two teams.
Brandon Crawford hit a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning for the Giants. We put some really good swings on the ball. All the homers were pretty much no-doubters,” Ruf said.