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Game No. 99 Preview: Houston Astros at Kansas City Royals

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Scott Kazmir helped the Astros take game one, now it's Scott Feldman turn.

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Houston Astros (55-43) vs. Kansas City Royals (57-38), Jul 25, 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 (4-5, 4.93 ERA, 1.42 WHIP) vs. LHP Danny Duff (4-4, 4.24 ERA, 1.47 WHIP)

Preview

Scott Kazmir did his job in game one. Now the Astros turn to another Scott -- Scott Feldman.

Scott Feldman returned from torn right medial meniscus in his last start, July 18 against the Rangers. He pitched 5 2/3 against Texas, allowing four runs on nine hits. Feldman is 5-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 17 career appearances (10 starts) against the Royals. He is 5-1 with 2.68 ERA in 12 appearances (7 starts) at Kauffman stadium.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS CAREER STATISTICS VS. SCOTT FELDMAN
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Alex Rios"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Alex Rios 45 12 4 0 3 6 1 4 0.267 0.283 0.556 0.838
Alex Gordon"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Alex Gordon 23 10 1 1 0 3 1 3 0.435 0.500 0.565 1.065
Lorenzo Cain"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Lorenzo Cain 13 7 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.538 0.538 0.615 1.154
Alcides Escobar"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Alcides Escobar 17 3 1 0 0 5 2 3 0.176 0.250 0.235 0.485
Salvador Perez"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Salvador Perez 15 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 0.200 0.250 0.267 0.517
Drew Butera"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Drew Butera 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.400 0.400 0.400 0.800
Jarrod Dyson"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Jarrod Dyson 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.333 0.429 0.333 0.762
Eric Hosmer"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Eric Hosmer 16 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.125 0.176 0.125 0.301
Kendrys Morales"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Kendrys Morales 16 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 0.125 0.176 0.125 0.301
Mike Moustakas"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Mike Moustakas 14 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.143 0.143 0.143 0.286
Omar Infante"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Omar Infante 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.125 0.125 0.250 0.375

Danny Duffy had his best start of the season in his last start, allowing one run on six hits against the White Sox on July 19. He has three straight quality starts coming into Saturday's game. On June 30 against Houston, he allowed four runs over 6 2/3 innings.

HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. DANNY DUFFY
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jose Altuve"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Jose Altuve 7 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.429 0.429 0.571 1.000
Evan Gattis"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Evan Gattis 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.667 0.667 1.333 2.000
Marwin Gonzalez"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Marwin Gonzalez 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.500 0.500 0.500 1.000
George Springer"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">George Springer 4 2 0 0 2 4 3 0 0.500 0.714 2.000 2.714
Chris Carter"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Chris Carter 4 1 0 0 1 1 3 2 0.250 0.571 1.000 1.571
Jed Lowrie"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Jed Lowrie 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.667
Domingo Santana"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Domingo Santana 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.667
Jason Castro"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Jason Castro 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Hank Conger"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Hank Conger 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Carlos Correa"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Carlos Correa 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Robbie Grossman"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Robbie Grossman 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.500 0.000 0.500
L.J. Hoes"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">L.J. Hoes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Colby Rasmus"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Colby Rasmus 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Preston Tucker"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">Preston Tucker 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Jonathan Villar 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.000 0.500 0.000 0.500

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