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Game No. 64 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners

Astros look to take the rubber match with McCullers on the mound.

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Houston Astros (35-28) vs. Seattle Mariners (28-34), June 14, 2015 1:10 PM CDT

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

RHP Lance McCullers (2-1, 2.32 ERA, 0.90 WHIP) vs. LHP Roenis Elias (3-3, 2.79 ERA, 1.24 WHIP)

Preview

The Astros and Mariners traded blow outs in the first two games of the series. Lance McCullers makes his sixth major league start with the Astros in Sunday's rubber match. He has yet to allow more than three runs in one start. McCullers has allowed four runs over his last 16 innings. At Minute Maid Park, McCullers is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA in three games.

This is the first time any Mariner will face McCullers.

Cuban Roenis Elias starts in the final game for the Mariners. Elias came up in late April to start for the M's, making one start against the Astros on May 1 - three runs allowed over six innings. Elias has been sharp in his last two starts, three runs allowed over 14 innings.

HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. ROENIS ELIAS
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
8 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0.250 0.333 0.625 0.958
7 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0.286 0.375 0.286 0.661
3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.667 0.667 1.000 1.667
6 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.333 0.333 0.500 0.833
7 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 0.143 0.333 0.143 0.476
3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0.333 0.333 1.333 1.667
3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.667
4 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0.250 0.400 1.000 1.400
3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.667
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.500 0.000 0.500
4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.000 0.200 0.000 0.200
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.000 0.333 0.000 0.333

Jose Altuve is still out of the line up with a hamstring injury.

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