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GameThread #13: Houston Astros (5-7) at Texas Rangers (5-6), Apr 13, 2014 2:05 PMÂ CDT

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Houston at Arlington, 2:05 PM CDT

TV: CSN Houston, MLB.TV, FSSW
Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM
Rangers SBNation Blog: Lone Star Ball

Pitching matchup

Brett Oberholtzer (0-2, 4.91 ERA, 1.09 WHIP) vs. Martin Perez (1-0, 4.50 ERA, 1.50 WHIP)

Lineups

Astros

Fowler CF

Altuve 2B

Guzman 1B

Carter DH

Dominguez 3B

Hoes RF

Grossman LF

Corporan C

Villar SS

Oberholtzer P

Rangers

Choo DH

Andrus SS

Rios RF

Fielder 1B

Kouzmanoff 3B

Choice LF

Chirinos C

Martin CF

Wilson 2B

Perez P

Quote from Series Preview

Brett Oberholtzer has yet record a quality start for the Astros this season. He has failed to reach the end of the six inning, while allowing three runs in both games. The left-hander has been the personification of average thus far. That said, it's not hard to keep the faith with Obe'. The season is young and he will find the form that saw him record a 2.24 ERA in 64.1 innings as a starter last year.

Adrian Beltre has had his way with Obe', going 3-for-4 with a double. Mitch Moreland has also accounted for a double against the big lefty in two-at-bats.

Martin Perez isn't a fireballer, he keep the ball on the ground for the most part. He will be just what the doctor ordered if he can keep his rotation spot in 2014. Perez has struck out 10 batters in 12 innings of work thus far in 2014. That's the good part, now the bad part , he allowed six earned runs on 15 hits and three walks.

Jose Altuve and Chris Carter hit Perez hard in the past. Two of the three hits Altuve has collected has gone for doubles. While Carter has burned the lefty for six hits in 11 at-bats, including two home runs.