Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. Houston
* After starting the season 9-24, the Astros are 17-15 since May 18. They are coming off a 5-2 homestand.
* The Cubs are hitting a league-high .297 in interleague play this season, compared to just .230 in games against NL opponents.
* Matt Garza is 4-3 with a 3.09 ERA in eight career home interleague starts, although he has dropped his last two decisions.
* Matt Dominguez has 10 RBI in interleague play so far this season, which is tied for fifth most by any AL player.
* Dallas Keuchel is 3-1 with a 2.13 ERA and .229 opponent average since May 31. In his lone career appearance (September 10, 2012) against the Cubs, he allowed one run and six hits in just four innings of work.