Money Line: -120.00 Houston (Away)
I like the Houston Astros to win this game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Off yesterday's 5-0 win, the Astros look like they are one of the best teams in baseball, and have a real chance in making it back to the World Series. Today, they'll have Lance McCullers Jr (3-1, 2.34 ERA) on the mound in a big spot. He's been great since returning from injury and has only given up 6 earned runs in his last 4 starts (23.2 IP.) In his last meeting against the Rays, which was last season, he gave up 2 earned runs in a 3-2 win. I expect another good performance from the righty here on Wednesday. Now for the Rays, they are in a tough spot. Trying to grab the best wildcard spot they possibly can, they can't really afford to be losing too many games. Especially with the schedule that the Mariners have remaining. Corey Kluber (10-9, 4.44 ERA) will get the start for Tampa here in this one. He's given up 10 earned runs in his last two starts, and is showing signs of slowing down. Ever since leaving Cleveland, he just hasn't been the same. Give me the Astros again on Wednesday, as they inch closer to that 100 win mark.
T.M. Prediction: 7-3 Astros