The Astros barely got out of Minute Maid Park with a win on Monday night, after Brett Myers managed to compromise a 9-2 lead in the ninth inning by giving up five runs on seven hits. Houston is going to take a win however it can get it, but the Stros are going to want to play better with Luke Hochevar (3-7, 6.27 ERA) on the mound for the Royals and Wandy Rodriguez (6-4, 3.35 ERA) pitching for Houston.
Hochevar for some reason is a much better pitcher on the road, remaining winless at home but 3-3 in other cities. Still, there's room to take advantage of the Royals' pitcher (the way the Royals did Myers on Monday night in the 9th) if the Stros are hitting the ball the way they did in the first game, which saw the team blast three home runs.
Check out the game schedule and broadcast information here:
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 19, 7:05 p.m. CT
Location: Minute Maid Park
TV: Fox Sports (local affiliates)
Online broadcasting: MLB.tv
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