The rainout gave manager Bob Melvin a chance to adjust his rotation and line up pitching assignments in more ideal fashion. Saturday's washed-out start kept Estrada, a flyball pitcher, out of dangerous Globe Life Park, allowing him to instead take his next turn against the potent Astros lineup in the roomier confines of the Coliseum. The veteran right-hander was hit hard by the Orioles in his last start, allowing six earned runs on nine hits and a walk over four innings. However, he'll have the advantage of taking the hill Tuesday with a full seven days of rest.
Added Apr 15 1:02 am (EST)