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Game No. 120 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays

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The Astros look to return to winning ways against the Rays.

Scott Feldman will take the mound tonight for the Astros
Scott Feldman will take the mound tonight for the Astros
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Houston Astros (64-55) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (59-59) August 18, 2015 7:10 PM CDT

TV: Root Sports SW, MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM
Rays SB Nation Blog: DRaysBay

Pitching Matchup:

RHP Scott Feldman (5-5, 4.17 ERA, 1.29 WHIP) vs. RHP Jake Odorizzi (6-6, 3.09 ERA, 1.13 WHIP)

Preview:

Let's pretend last night's game never happened, ok? The Astros played a sloppy game and lost to the Rays, and the two teams chasing them in the division both won.

The Astros look to right the ship tonight, sending Scott Feldman to the mound. He's been strong lately, posting a 2.16 ERA over his last four starts. The Astros need some solid innings from him after lefty Scott Kazmir struggled last night.

He'll be opposed by Jake Odorizzi, who turned in one of his worst starts of the season his last time out. He was pounded for nine hits and six runs in six plus innings against the Braves. This will be the first time he's faced the Astros at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros have hit better and pitched better at home, and they will look for those trends to continue tonight as they try to put another win on the board.

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