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Game No. 93 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers

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Scott Feldman returns to the rotation today against the Rangers.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (50-42) at Texas Rangers (42-47), Jul 18, 2015 6:10 PM CDT

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

RHP Scott Feldman (4-4, 4.80 ERA, 1.37 WHIP) vs. RHP Colby Lewis (8-4, 4.77 ERA, 1.26 WHIP)

Preview

Friday's 3-2 victory for the Astros wasn't pretty but the team and the fans will take it. Houston stays a half game behind the Angels and put another game between the Astros and the Rangers.

Scott Feldman takes the ball in game two, he is returning from the disabled list to make his first start since May 26. Feldman had surgery on a torn right medial meniscus. He pitched in two rehab starts with Double A Corpus Christi, allowing four earned runs in eight innings of work.

Feldman had his worst outing in 2015 against the Rangers on May 5, allowing six runs over three innings.

TEXAS RANGERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. SCOTT FELDMAN
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Elvis Andrus"]">Elvis Andrus 24 9 2 0 0 2 0 1 0.375 0.375 0.458 0.833
Adrian Beltre"]">Adrian Beltre 33 7 2 0 1 6 3 3 0.212 0.289 0.364 0.653
Shin-Soo Choo 23 5 2 0 0 1 3 6 0.217 0.321 0.304 0.626
Leonys Martin"]">Leonys Martin 18 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.278 0.350 0.278 0.628
Prince Fielder"]">Prince Fielder 13 4 2 0 1 7 1 2 0.308 0.357 0.692 1.049
Rougned Odor"]">Rougned Odor 11 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 0.273 0.333 0.364 0.697
Kyle Blanks"]">Kyle Blanks 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.500 0.500 0.500 1.000
Josh Hamilton"]">Josh Hamilton 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.222 0.222 0.333 0.556
Mitch Moreland"]">Mitch Moreland 9 2 1 0 0 1 2 2 0.222 0.417 0.333 0.750
Carlos Corporan"]">Carlos Corporan 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.500 1.000 1.500
Ryan Rua 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.200 0.333 0.200 0.533
Michael Choice"]">Michael Choice 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Delino DeShields"]">Delino DeShields 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Adam Rosales 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Tomas Telis 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Colby Lewis was 5-3 with a 4.58 ERA in nine starts on the road in the first half. Lewis has given up 13 runs over 11 innings in July. Lewis is 6-1 with 1.85 ERA in 12 career appearances against the Astros.

HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. COLBY LEWIS
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jed Lowrie"]">Jed Lowrie 20 6 0 0 1 2 1 2 0.300 0.333 0.450 0.783
Jose Altuve"]">Jose Altuve 17 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.294 0.294 0.353 0.647
Hank Conger"]">Hank Conger 18 5 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.278 0.278 0.389 0.667
Colby Rasmus"]">Colby Rasmus 12 5 0 1 1 2 0 3 0.417 0.417 0.833 1.250
Evan Gattis"]">Evan Gattis 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.333 0.333 0.500 0.833
Jake Marisnick"]">Jake Marisnick 5 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0.400 0.400 1.000 1.400
George Springer"]">George Springer 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.286 0.286 0.286 0.571
Chris Carter"]">Chris Carter 7 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 0.143 0.250 0.286 0.536
Jason Castro"]">Jason Castro 14 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 0.071 0.133 0.143 0.276
Marwin Gonzalez"]">Marwin Gonzalez 8 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.125 0.125 0.250 0.375
Robbie Grossman"]">Robbie Grossman 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.333 0.333 0.667 1.000
Luis Valbuena"]">Luis Valbuena 8 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.125 0.125 0.500 0.625
Jonathan Villar"]">Jonathan Villar 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0.500 0.667 0.500 1.167
Alex Presley"]">Alex Presley 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

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