The NL West-leading Padres are in for a dog fight on Thursday night.
Houston Astros at San Diego Padres
Houston left Milwaukee with a 5-1 victory on Wednesday afternoon, securing the team’s first month this season in which it didn’t finish at least six games under .500. The Astros also moved its winning streak to nine straight on Wednesday’s this season. “It seems like we’re playing better baseball,” reliever Brandon Lyon said after the game. Houston crossed over the magic four-run barrier against the Brewers, moving its record to 27-11 when scoring four or more runs, which might be tough to do against the league’s best pitching staff coming up. The Astros are 21-39 against right-handed starters (-940), with the team facing southpaws just 18 times (9-9).