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Game No. 55 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Baltimore Orioles

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Astros go for their third four-game sweep of the season with Keuchel on the mound.

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Houston Astros (34-20) vs. Baltimore Orioles (23-29), June 4, 2015 1:10 PM CDT

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

LHP Dallas Keuchel (7-1, 1.76 ERA, 0.91 WHIP) vs. LHP Wie-Yin Chen (1-4, 3.21 ERA, 1.17 WHIP)

Preview

That'll do. Young pitching and home runs. The Astros go for their third four-game sweep of the season, after sweeping the Blue Jays and Mariners this season.

Dallas Keuchel anchors the Astros rotation in the final game of the series. He returned to form after giving up two home runs in Baltimore by pitch a complete game shutout against the White Sox.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES CAREER STATISTICS VS. DALLAS KEUCHEL
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
J.J. Hardy"]">J.J. Hardy 9 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.333 0.333 0.444 0.778
Manny Machado"]">Manny Machado 9 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.333 0.400 0.333 0.733
Caleb Joseph"]">Caleb Joseph 5 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0.400 0.400 1.000 1.400
Delmon Young"]">Delmon Young 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.667 0.667 0.667 1.333
Chris Davis"]">Chris Davis 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.167 0.167 0.167 0.333
Adam Jones"]">Adam Jones 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.111 0.111 0.111 0.222
Steve Pearce"]">Steve Pearce 7 1 0 0 1 3 1 4 0.143 0.250 0.571 0.821
Everth Cabrera"]">Everth Cabrera 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.000 0.167 0.000 0.167
Jimmy Paredes"]">Jimmy Paredes 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Jonathan Schoop"]">Jonathan Schoop 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Matt Wieters"]">Matt Wieters 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.333 0.000 0.333

Wei-Yen Chen faces the Astros on May 25, giving up 11 hits but only three runs.

HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. WEI-YIN CHEN
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jose Altuve"]">Jose Altuve 13 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 0.462 0.462 0.462 0.923
George Springer"]">George Springer 9 5 1 0 1 1 0 1 0.556 0.556 1.000 1.556
Chris Carter"]">Chris Carter 13 3 0 0 1 4 1 4 0.231 0.286 0.462 0.747
Matt Dominguez"]">Matt Dominguez 8 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.375 0.375 0.625 1.000
Robbie Grossman"]">Robbie Grossman 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.600 0.600 0.800 1.400
Preston Tucker"]">Preston Tucker 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.667 0.667 0.667 1.333
Jonathan Villar"]">Jonathan Villar 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.182 0.182 0.182 0.364
Hank Conger"]">Hank Conger 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.500 0.500 1.000 1.500
Evan Gattis"]">Evan Gattis 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.333 0.333 0.667 1.000
L.J. Hoes"]">L.J. Hoes 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.500 1.000 1.500
Jed Lowrie"]">Jed Lowrie 8 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0.125 0.125 0.250 0.375
Colby Rasmus"]">Colby Rasmus 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.333 0.500 0.333 0.833
Jason Castro"]">Jason Castro 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.000 0.250 0.000 0.250
Jake Marisnick"]">Jake Marisnick 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Luis Valbuena"]">Luis Valbuena 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

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