Game thread No. 5: Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros, Apr 5, 2014 6:10 PM CDT

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

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Los Angeles at Houston, 6:10 p.m.

TV: CSN Houston, MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM
Angels SBNation Blog: Halos Heaven

Pitching matchup

LHP Dallas Keuchel (6-10 in 2013, 153 IP, 5.15 ERA) vs. LHP Tyler Skaggs (2-3 in 2013, 38 IP, 5.12 ERA)

Lineups

Astros

1) Jonathan Villar, SS

2) Robbie Grosman, CF

3) Jose Altuve, 2B

4) Jesus Guzman, LF

5) Chris Carter, 1B

6) Matt Dominguez, DH

7) L.J. Hoes, RF

8) Carlos Corporan, C

9) Marwin Gonzalez, 3B

Angels

1) Colln Cowgill, RF

2) Mike Trout, CF

3) Albert Pujols, 1B

4) David Freese, DH

5) Josh Hamilton, LF

6) Howie Kendrick, 2B

7) Chris Ianetta, C

8) Erick Aybar, SS

9) John McDonald, 3B

Quote from the series preview

Questions abound but there is at least one answer - Mike Trout is awesome. Trout personifies the ideal baseball player in the major leagues today, versatile in every way. Trout got on base 43 percent of the time last season and collected 75 extra base hits in 2014. Through three games Trout has an 1.500 OPS, with three extra base hits and 3 runs batted in. Trout moved back to his natural position of center after the trade of Peter Bourjos, that brought David Freese west. Freese hoping to bounce back from his rough 2013 with his new team, he has one hit through 10 at-bats this season.

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