Houston Astros Seek Commanding 3-1 Lead in Series
Houston used another stellar outing from their co-ace to earn a road victory and take the 2-1 series advantage. The Astros now try to earn another victory and a commanding 3-1 advantage in the series. Houston got two hits from Jose Altuve (two runs, RBI) and Michael Brantley (run) in the victory. Altuve (his fourth of the postseason) and Josh Reddick (his first) each went deep in the triumph. Gerrit Cole
(3-0) continued his torrid run as he earned the win: he threw seven innings, allowing no runs on four hits with five walks and seven strikeouts. Roberto Osuna retired the side in the ninth for his first save.
gets the ball for his third start of the postseason after logging 33 regular season starts split between Arizona and Houston. He finished the regular season 18-5 with a 2.93 ERA, a 0.982 WHIP, 30 walks and 187 strikeouts over 208.2 innings of work. Greinke took the loss in his last start, which came at home against the Yankees in Game 1 of the AL Championship Series on Saturday. He threw six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits with no walks and six strikeouts in an eventual 7-0 Houston loss. Greinke is 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA, a 0.889 WHIP, two walks and 20 strikeouts over 18 innings in his last three starts. He is 4-5 with a 5.00 ERA, a 1.319 WHIP, 27 walks and 61 strikeouts over 77.1 innings in 16 career appearances, 13 starts, against the Yankees. Greinke is 0-1 with an 11.57 ERA, a 1.857 WHIP, six walks and seven strikeouts over nine innings in two career starts at Yankee Stadium.