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Game No. 90 Preview: Houston Astros at Tampa Bay Rays

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Oh gosh, it's already been 90 games?

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (49-39) at Tampa Bay Rays (43-45), Jul 11, 2015 3:10 PM CDT

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

LHP Dallas Keuchel (11-3, 2.14 ERA, 0.99 WHIP) vs. RHP Jake Odorizzi (4-5, 2.47 ERA, 1.02 WHIP)

Preview

Welp, the Astros have lost four games in a row -- scoring just four runs in those four games. The Astros starters gave up only 10 runs over those same four games.

The Astros turn to their might beard, Dallas Keuchel before he heads to Cincinnati for the All-Star Game. Keuchel leads the AL in ERA, wins, and innings pitched. Keuchel has given up just three runs over his last 23 innings.

Keuchel is 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts in three careers starts against the Rays.

TAMPA BAY RAYS CAREER STATISTICS VS. DALLAS KEUCHEL
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
6 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.500 0.500 0.500 1.000
8 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0.250 0.250 0.625 0.875
7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.286 0.286 0.286 0.571
3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.667 0.750 0.667 1.417
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
8 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.125 0.300 0.125 0.425
4 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.250 0.200 0.250 0.450
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0.000 0.333 0.000 0.333
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Jake Odorizzi makes his return from a left oblique strain to make his first start since June 5. This is season, Odorizzi is 1-2 with a 1.64 ERA in five starts this season at home. Odorizzi pitched 7 1/3 scoreless inning in his one career start against the Astros.

HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. JAKE ODORIZZI
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.500 0.667 0.500 1.167
1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000
5 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.200 0.200 0.600 0.800
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.000 0.333 0.000 0.333
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

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