Astros visit Mets to start 2-game series

Houston Astros (45-27, first in AL West) vs. New York Mets (47-27, first in NL East)

New York; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

LIKELY TO PITCH: Astros: Luis Garcia (5-5, 3.55 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 74 strikeouts); Mets: Carlos Carrasco (8-3, 4.42 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 77 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Astros -125, Mets +106; over/under is 8 points

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets begin a two-game home series against the Houston Astros on Tuesday.

New York went 24-10 in home games and 47-27 overall. The Mets are 35-4 in games as they have scored at least five points.

Houston is 45-27 overall and 25-16 in road games. The Astros are 25-2 in games when they have scored at least five points.

Tuesday’s match is the third meeting between these teams this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Pete Alonso has 11 doubles and 22 home runs while hitting .281 for the Mets. Francisco Lindor is 11-for-40 with two doubles and three homers in the last 10 games.

Yordan Alvarez has a .312 batting average to lead the Astros, and has eight doubles, two triples and 22 homers. Alex Bregman is 11 for 33 with three home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Mets: 6-4, .228 batting average, 3.83 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs

Astros: 7-3, .241 batting average, 2.90 ERA, outscored opponents by 20 points

INJURIES: Mets: Tylor Megill: 60-day HE (shoulder), Carlos Carrasco: day-to-day (back), Jeff McNeil: day-to-day (hamstring), Travis Jankowski: 10-day HE (hand), Sean Reid-Foley: IL 60 days (elbow), Max Scherzer: IL 15 days (oblique), Trevor May: IL 60 days (tricep), Jacob deGrom: IL 60 days (shoulder), John Curtiss: 60 -Day IL ( elbow), Joey Lucchesi: 60 days IL (elbow)

Astros: Michael Brantley: Overnight (shoulder), Josh James: 60-day IL (lat), Parker Mushinski: 15-day IL (elbow), Blake Taylor: 15-day IL (elbow), Jake Odorizzi: 15-day IL (leg), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-day IL (forearm)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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