The Philadelphia Phillies open a three-game series on the road Monday against the Houston Astros to complete the regular season. Philadelphia is 85-73 following its 8-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday. Philadelphia has won two of the last three. The Phillies will finish third in the National League East, but more importantly Philadelphia currently holds the third and final spot in the NL wildcard race but leads Milwaukee by just one game. Make sure you catch all the action with our free MLB predictions.
Third baseman Alec Bohm is batting .283 to lead Philadelphia and has a team-high 162 hits. Left fielder Kyle Schwarber has 44 home runs and 89 RBIs to lead Philadelphia in both, while catcher JT Realmuto is the leader in on-base percentage at .341. On Monday, the Philadelphia Phillies will send Aaron Nola to the mound. The right-hander is 10-13 with a 3.36 ERA, 226 Ks and 29 BBs.
Houston improved to 103-55 following its 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. Cristian Javier pitched six scoreless innings and Jake Meyers collected a pair of hits to help lead the Astros to the victory. Houston will finish with the best record in the American League and home-field advantage throughout the postseason. The Astros have the second best overall record in baseball behind just the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Designated hitter Yordan Alvarez is batting .303 to lead Houston and has team highs in home runs with 37 and on-base percentage at .405. Right fielder Kyle Tucker is the leader in RBIs with 104 and second baseman Jose Altuve is the leader in hits with 153. On Monday, the Houston Astros will send Lance McCullers Jr to the mound. The right-hander is 4-1 with a 2.38 ERA, 45 Ks and 21 BBs.