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Game No. 6 Preview: Astros at Rangers

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Astros look salvage a series victory with Dallas Keuchel on the mound.

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Houston Astros (2-3) at Arlington Rangers (3-3), 2:05 p.m. (CST)

TV: Roots Sports SW, Fox Sports SW, MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM
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Pitching matchup

LHP Dallas Keuchel (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.86 WHIP) vs. RHP Colby Lewis (1-0, 1.50 ERA, 0.83 WHIP)

Preview

I've got good news and bad news. What do you want to hear first? (wait same amount as Dora the Explorer does) Good news? OK! The Astros have collected 21 hits in their last two games. Now the bad news. The Astros are 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position. As a result, Houston is 1-1 in it's last two games.

The boys in blue and orange will turn to Dallas Keuchel for their first series win of the 2015 season. Keuchel picked up the win on Opening Day over 2014 AL Cy Young award winner Corey Kluber - 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO. The Astros' ace has a record of 2-3 with a 4.12 ERA, 1.22 WHIP against the Rangers and 1-1, 5.24 ERA, 1.48 WHIP at Globe Life Park. Now let's look at Keuchel's history against the Rangers hitters:

BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
26 7 3 0 1 2 2 1 0.269
8 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.250
9 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.222
15 3 1 0 0 4 0 7 0.200
27 5 0 0 0 3 1 3 0.185
7 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 0.143
7 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.143

Colby Lewis hopes to the Rangers winning ways, allowing just one run in six inning in his first start of the season. One factoid will have to give about Lewis on Sunday. Lewis is 5-1 with a 1.54 ERA in 10 games (7 starts) in his career against the Astros, but he was was 3-9 with a 5.90 ERA in 16 home starts in 2014. Now the Astros hitters history against Lewis:

BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
6 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 0.500
10 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.400
17 6 0 0 1 2 1 2 0.353
3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.333
3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.333
5 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.200
8 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0.000
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.000