Houston; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
: Astros -193, Yankees +162; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros host the New York Yankees on Friday to begin a three-game series.
Houston has a 35-31 record in home games and a 77-58 record overall. Astros pitchers have a collective 3.92 ERA, which ranks seventh in the majors.
New York has a 65-69 record overall and a 29-36 record in road games. Yankees pitchers have a collective 4.00 ERA, which ranks seventh in the AL.
Friday's game is the fifth time these teams square off this season. The season series is tied 2-2.
LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 7-3, .324 batting average, 4.89 ERA, outscored opponents by 23 runs
Yankees: 5-5, .196 batting average, 2.55 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs
Yankees: Billy McKinney: 10-Day IL (back), Nestor Cortes Jr.: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Anthony Rizzo: 10-Day IL (concussion), Jose Trevino: 60-Day IL (wrist), Ryan Weber: 60-Day IL (forearm), Lou Trivino: 60-Day IL (elbow), Frankie Montas: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Luis Gil: 60-Day IL (elbow), Scott Effross: 60-Day IL (elbow)