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Game 153 Preview: Houston Astros vs Cleveland Indians

Astros look to split series with Indians as Feldman takes the mound.

Scott Halleran

Houston Astros (66-85) at Cleveland Indians(78-73), 7:10 p.m. (CST)

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

RHP Scott Feldman (8-11, 3.95 ERA, 1.33 WHIP) vs. RHP Danny Salazar (6-7, 4.22 ERA, 1.38 WHIP)


The Cleveland pitching staff has held the Astros to two runs on 11 hits over their last 18 innings. During those two games, the Astros have struck out 29, more than half of the outs records. The only exception has been Jose Altuve who keeps chugging along, he has four hits in his last two games.

Scott Feldman takes the mound for the Astros today, the Astros' number one has five-straight quality starts under his belt coming into today's game. In his last outing, September 13 against the Angels, Feldman pitched six innings and allowed just two runs on eight hits. At Home this season, the righty has a 3.91 ERA over 14 starts.

Looking at the Indians' lineup against Feldman, Mike Aviles is batting .333 (4-12) with home run. Jason Giambi is 2-for-6 with a triple, and Michael Bourn is 2-for-10 with a home run.

Starting for the Indians is Danny Salazar. Salazar has been a bit all over the place lately with his starts He pitched 14 scoreless innings at the end of August and the Start of September. Then he gave up six runs over 4.2 innings to the Angels, and and three runs over 5.2 at Detroit in his most recent. On August 23, he faced the Astros and gave up one earned run over six innings.

Only Jake Marisnick, Robbie Grossman, and Jose Altuve recorded hits against Salazar in their previous meeting.