Shortstop Carlos Correa will not be in the Houston Astros' lineup Monday night against the Los Angeles Angels because of a bruised right hand.
Meanwhile, the Astros are 2-5 in their last seven game ones of a series, and 1-5 in their last six home games following a road trip of a week or more.
ASTROS KEY TRENDS: The Astros have won five straight games and are 6-0 in their last six games when facing a right-handed starter. "If you're going to be a good team, you have to win the close ones, and Charlie did a great job tonight". They wasted a strong start from right-hander Jesse Chavez (1-2), who allowed two runs, seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts in seven innings. "That's all. Being able to give us a chance and with our offence they're capable of anything. Last two games haven't worked our way, but we put ourselves in position to have a chance".
Houston Astros' Jose Altuve, right, hits a sacrifice fly to score George Springer.
The Angels finished 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position, stranded nine baserunners, and have totaled just nine runs during their skid.
Manager AJ Hinch reiterated Tuesday that Correa (hand) is truly day-to-day, MLB Network Radio reports. "Initially we planned on playing him", Hinch said. "It's a fairly easy decision if he has as much soreness as he has to give him another day off". Devenski has struck out at least three batters in each of his four appearances this season.
Offensively the Astros first scratch in a run after Evan Gattis reached second on a single and an error on Angels' third baseman Yunel Escobar on an errored throw to first base. The streaking Astros look to add to their early 2 1/2-game division lead Monday, when they host the Angels in the opener of a four-game series.