Although the Toronto Blue Jays have dropped way out of contention, Todd Redmond hopes to continue making the most of his opportunity in the club's rotation.
A matchup with the slumping Houston Astros might help his cause.
The right-hander will try to put together his third straight strong start Friday night when the Blue Jays open a three-game set at Minute Maid Park.
After getting swept four in a row at Yankee Stadium with Thursday's 5-3 defeat, Toronto (57-71) looks to avoid its sixth straight loss on this road trip. The last-place Blue Jays have dropped 14 of 21 this month.
"The sad part is we're in every game, basically all year," manager John Gibbons said.
They'll attempt to end their longest losing streak since a seven-game slide July 14-24 by giving the ball to Redmond (1-1, 3.32 ERA).
Though the 28-year-old has been effective, he is winless in six consecutive starts after receiving only 12 runs of support in that span.
Redmond has allowed one run over 11 1-3 innings i...