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Game Preview No. 162: Houston Astros at Arizona Diamondbacks

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Man the season flies by when you're having fun.

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (86-75) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (78-83), October 4, 2015, 2:10 p.m. CT

TV:Root Sports SW, MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM
Diamondbacks SB Nation Blog: AZ Snake Pit

Pitching Matchup:

RHP Lance McCullers (6-7, 3.21 ERA, 1.17 WHIP) vs. LHP Robbie Ray (5-12, 3.50 ERA, 1.31 WHIP)

Preview:

Win and the Astros are in. Plain and simple. There they play on Monday, Tuesday, or whenever is dependent on the other days. The Astros offense has come to life in their final regular season series, scoring 27 runs .

The Astros hadn't won during a start by Lance McCullers in the last five tries before they headed to Seattle. McCullers gave two runs over six inning in a win. Since Sept. 5, he's 1-2 with a 3.19 ERA and four quality outings.

This is the first time any Diamondbacks hitter will have seen McCullers in the majors.

Robbie Ray has a 2-2 record with a 2.70 ERA in five Sept. starts. He is 1-6 with a 4.94 ERA at home this season.

HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. ROBBIE RAY
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
6 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.500 0.500 0.667 1.167
5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.400 0.500 0.600 1.100
2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.500 0.667 0.500 1.167
3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0.333 0.333 1.333 1.667
3 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.667
3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.667 1.000
2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.500 0.500 0.500 1.000
3 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0.000 0.333 0.000 0.333
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.500 0.000 0.500
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000