Astros lineup 9/7 at Cubs, pregame notes and batting practice photos.
The Astros have won 11 of their last 15 games and 16 of their last 24.
Tonight’s starter, Nelson Figueroa, has posted a 1.96 ERA over four starts with the Astros, who are 3-1 in those games.
The Astros are 29-40 on the road this year, but they’ve won eight of their last 12 road games.
The Astros rank fifth in the National League in batting average in the second half with a .264 average. Prior to the All-Star break, the Astros were 15th with a .238 average.
Chris Johnson has hit three home runs in the six career games he’s played at Wrigley. He’s hitting .375 at the Friendly Confines.
Images from batting practice:
Bourn signs autographs for kids behind the cage.