Jose Urquidy (4-3) 3.76 ERA - After a remarkable month of May (1.14 ERA in four starts), Urquidy did not fare well in his first start of June. Urquidy allowed a season-high six earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. He has never faced the Twins.
Matt Shoemaker (2-7) 7.28 ERA - Shoemaker is coming off the toughest start of his career, in which he allowed nine runs (eight earned) to the Royals while recording only one out last Friday. He has allowed 14 runs (13 earned) over his past two outings.
Pick: Houston dropped a stinker in Boston last night and might be a bit road weary. But the fact that the Twins are letting Matt Shoemaker get another start is shocking. Shoemaker probably should have been sent down to the minors about three starts ago. Houston's offense has been strong and should be able to get to Shoemaker today. Houston -1.5
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I hate taking Houston in the opening series after a grueling loss but Shoemaker has over a high 7 era Right now the Astros are very hot and theyre hitting everything in sight I believe the Astros here can take them down and I would say so with confidence. Take Houston
The Target Field has an open roof so weather should be considered for today's game. It will be Mostly Cloudy with 60% cloud cover and a 15% chance for rain. The temperature is 85 with 48% humidity and winds at 12 mph WNW.