The Astros fell short in their home series opener. Houston lost to the Phillies 3-0 at Minute Maid Park. The Astros managed just two hits and struck out 12 times in the loss. Lance McCullers Jr. was charged with his second loss after allowing one run in six innings. Houston has lost three of five to fall to 104-and-56. The Astros send right-hander Justin Verlander to the mound tonight.