Manager John Gibbons is not planning to move Dustin McGowan out of the rotation despite some concern about his stamina. McGowan will make his next start on Tuesday.
McGowan was punished by the Orioles his last time out (4 IP, 6 ER) and he's now failed to go past four innings in three of his four outings this year. Gibbons will let him face the Royals, always a good confidence booster of a game, next week, but if he doesn't right the ship soon, Gibby will be forced to make the change.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jake Marisnick was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Thursday night against the Royals.
Jake Marisnick had two hits from the bottom of the order which included a double and a run scored in Houston’s 5 -2 win over Kansas City on Thursday night. His double in the second inning with two outs kept the inning alive and Marisnick scored on a single by Jose Altuve before Yordano Ventura left the game after a rain delay in the second inning. Although Marisnick struggled in the second half, he did finish September/October with a .275 average with three home runs and seven stolen bases. Analysis: Greg Jewett