The Astros had lost five consecutive starts by McCullers until he beat the Mariners on Monday in Seattle. He hasn’t pitched poorly though. In his last five starts since Sept. 5, he’s 1-2 with a 3.19 ERA and four quality outings.
Ray took a no-decision in his last start, against the Rockies, after he allowed two earned runs on seven hits in six innings. He owns a 4.42 ERA in the second half after recording a 2.16 mark before the break.