The AL West-leading Houston Astros (84-66) host the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles (93-56) at 8:10 PM ET on Monday.

The Astros will give the ball to Justin Verlander (11-8, 3.39 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 12 on the season, and the Orioles will turn to John Means (0-1, 5.40 ERA).

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Astros vs. Orioles Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Monday, September 18, 2023
  • Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet SW
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Venue: Minute Maid Park
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Verlander - HOU (11-8, 3.39 ERA) vs Means - BAL (0-1, 5.40 ERA)

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Astros Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Justin Verlander

  • Verlander (11-8) will take the mound for the Astros, his 25th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up five earned runs in seven innings pitched on Wednesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Oakland Athletics.
  • The 40-year-old has an ERA of 3.39 and 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .230 in 24 games this season.
  • In 24 starts this season, he's earned a quality start in 12 of them.
  • Verlander will look to finish five or more innings for the 18th start in a row.
  • He has finished five appearances without allowing an earned run in 24 chances this season.

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Orioles Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: John Means

  • The Orioles will look to Means (0-1) to open the game and make his second start this season.
  • In his last time out on Tuesday, the left-hander threw five innings against the St. Louis Cardinals, allowing three earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • In one games this season, he has put up a 5.40 ERA and averages 1.8 strikeouts per nine innings while opposing batters are hitting .211 against him.

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