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On deck: Kansas City Royals at Astros

May 6, 2019

Where/when: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:10 p.m.; Minute Maid Park.

TV/radio: ATTSW; 790 AM, 740 AM (Tuesday only), 101.7 FM (Spanish), 850 AM (Spanish, Tuesday only).

Pitchers: Monday, RHP Gerrit Cole (2-4, 3.95) vs. RHP Jakob Junis (3-2, 5.12); Tuesday, RHP Collin McHugh (3-3, 4.97) vs. LHP Danny Duffy (0-1, 3.27); Wednesday, RHP Brad Peacock (2-2, 5.28) vs. RHP Jorge Lopez (0-3, 5.09).

Astros (20-14) update: Carlos Correa has a 15-game hitting streak, longest in the American League this season. He is hitting .306 (19-for-62) with five homers and five doubles during the streak, which matches his career best. … Roberto Osuna has converted 22 consecutive save chances dating to last year, the longest active streak in the majors. In his 14 appearances covering 141/3 innings this season, he has allowed only three baserunners, all on singles, for a WHIP of 0.21. He has allowed only one run, giving him an ERA of 0.63. … Alex Bregman and Michael Brantley rate eighth and 10th in OPS in the American League at .961 and .945, respectively. Brantley tops the league with 44 hits. … Over the weekend, A.J. Hinch passed Art Howe for third place on the franchise’s all-time list for managerial wins. Hinch stands at 394, two ahead of Howe and 41 behind second-place Larry Dierker (435).

Royals (12-23) update: First baseman Hunter Dozier leads the American League in batting (.343), slugging (.667) and OPS (1.113). His .446 on-base percentage is second to Mike Trout’s .471 in the AL. … Shortstop Alberto Mondesi is tied for second in the AL with 30 RBIs, three behind Chicago’s Jose Abreu. He is second in the majors with 10 of Kansas City’s MLB-best 35 stolen bases. … Alex Gordon has rediscovered his offense this season, slashing .287/.381/.516 with six home runs and 27 RBIs. … The Royals, whose record is second worst in MLB to the Marlins’ 9-24, are 11 games under .500 and 9½ games back in the AL Central because of their pitching. The staff ERA is 5.01, 26th in the majors.