Paxton allowed just one run on five hits with nine strikeouts in a strong seven-inning win at Minnesota on Friday. He faces an Astros team that beat him 2-1 his previous start. He’s 0-2 with a 4.74 ERA in three career starts vs. Houston.
Fister righted the ship by allowing two runs and five hits in five innings on Friday against the Angels, but he’s had rough second half. In last nine starts, he’s 2-5 with a 7.36 ERA. Astros have lost each of last six starts.