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Game 151 Preview: Houston Astros vs Cleveland Indians

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Nick Tropeano makes his second career start, and Altuve eyes Astros history tonight against the Indians.

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Houston Astros (66-83) at Cleveland Indians (76-73), 7:10 p.m. (CST)

TV: CSN Houston, MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM
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Pitching matchup

RHP Nick Tropeano (1-0, 3.60 ERA, 1.20 WHIP) vs. RHP Corey Kluber (15-9, 2.45 ERA, 1.10 WHIP)

Preview

All eyes are on Jose Altuve as he looks to tie and surpass Astros great Craig Biggio. Biggio holds the franchise record for the most hits in one season with 210. Altuve currently sits at 209 after a 3-for-4 night in game one against Cleveland. It's been a special year for the Astros pint-sized second baseman, he currently leads the American League in batting average (.342), hits (209), and stolen bases (52).

Tonight's starter for the Indians, Corey Kluber, won't make things easy for Altuve. Kluber has been dominant in 2014 and even more so in September - posting a 1.80 ERA in 20 innings this month.  In Kluber's 15 starts, he has a 9-4 record with a 1.65 ERA and 116 strikeouts in 109 innings. Insane.

Kluber faced the Astros twice in 2013, allowing two earned runs over 10 1/3 innings. Chris Carter was 2-for-7 with a home run and double in those games, and Matt Dominguez was 2-for-3.

Nick Tropeano makes his second career start after winning his debut Wednesday in Seattle. He allowed two runs on four hits over five innings. NiTro struck out five and walked two on 80 pitches.