The teams have similarities -- notably strong defense, and sneaky offense. The Astros definitely have more power and appear to be better at the top of the starting rotation, but will those strengths be available thanks to conditions of the series?
Padres had lost four straight and seven of eight, falling to 20-24 and putting manager Bud Black's job in possible jeopardy. But Justin Upton's big day at the plate led the way to a positive day. That, plus Bernie Williams gets treated like a legend at Yankee Stadium in the Eye on MLB.