The Houston Astros (85-70) are looking for another strong showing from a batter on a hot streak against the Kansas City Royals (53-102) on Sunday at 2:10 PM ET, at Minute Maid Park. Chas McCormick is currently on a two-game homer streak.

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Astros will send Hunter Brown (11-12) to the mound, while Steven Cruz will get the nod for the Royals.

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Royals vs. Astros Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Sunday, September 24, 2023
  • Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet SW
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Venue: Minute Maid Park
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Brown - HOU (11-12, 4.93 ERA) vs Cruz - KC (0-0, 4.15 ERA)

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Royals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Steven Cruz

  • Cruz (0-0) gets the start for the Royals, his third of the season.
  • In his last time out on Tuesday, the righty tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings against the Cleveland Guardians while surrendering one hit.
  • In seven appearances this season, he has compiled a 4.15 ERA and averages 11.4 strikeouts per nine innings while opposing batters are hitting .206 against him.
  • He will attempt for his seventh straight outing without giving up an earned run.

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Astros Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Hunter Brown

  • Brown (11-12) will take the mound for the Astros, his 29th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up seven earned runs and allowed six hits in 5 1/3 innings pitched against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.
  • The 25-year-old has pitched in 29 games this season with a 4.93 ERA and 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .260.
  • In 28 starts this season, he's earned 11 quality starts.
  • Brown has pitched five or more innings in two straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • He has six appearances with no earned runs allowed in 29 chances this season.

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