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Astros pick Justin Verlander to start Game 2 of World Series; Zack Greinke for Game 3

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What has contributed to Verlander's success in Houston? (1:31)

Kyle Peterson reveals some key Justin Verlander statistics to explain why he's had continued success with the Astros after being traded from the Tigers. (1:31)

HOUSTON -- Justin Verlander will follow Gerrit Cole and start Game 2 of the World Series for Houston against Washington on Wednesday.

Zack Greinke will start for the Astros on Friday when the Series resumes at Nationals Park.

"Greinke gets to hit. That's going to be fun for him," Astros manager AJ Hinch said Monday.

Greinke has a .225 career batting average with nine homers, including three this season for Arizona before he was traded to Houston on July 31.

Houston plans a bullpen game for Game 4 on Saturday.