The Houston Astros hope that Lance McCullers can start Monday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Due to an illness, McCullers was forced to miss his last start versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. McCullers has only made seven starts this season but has pitched exceptionally well to the tune of a 2.38 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, with 45 strikeouts in 41.2 innings pitched.
On Saturday, the Astros will take on the Tampa Bay Rays, who are still battling with the Toronto Blue Jays for the top wildcard berth in the American League and thus home-field advantage during the first round of the playoffs. The Astros will start Cristan Javier while the Rays are going with their ace, Shane McClanahan. The Astros are +136 (-1.5) on the run line and -166 on the money line, with an over/under of 6.5, over (-122), and under (-100). You can find the odds and props for this game and every other at the FanDuel Sportsbook.