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Jordan Lyles (7.80 ERA) is 0-3 with an 8.62 ERA in four starts and two bulk-relief appearances in his last six outings. He pitched five innings in relief against the Astros on Sept. 1, allowing three runs in five innings.
Framber Valdez (4.08 ERA) - After going 2-2 with a 1.72 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and one homer allowed in 31 1/3 innings in his first five outings, Valdez has gone 1-1 with a 6.92 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and four homers allowed in 26 innings in four starts.
Valdez has a history of being shaky but has been solid over his last 4 starts. Houston's bats have been cold recently but they should warm up against Lyles here tonight.
The Minute Maid Park has an retractable roof so weather should not be a major factor for today's game. It will be Mostly Cloudy with 67% cloud cover and a 24% chance for rain. The temperature is 86 with 60% humidity and winds at 10 mph NE.