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Game No. 127 Preview: Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees

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The Astros look to even series in the Bronx behind ace Dallas Keuchel.

The Astros hope Dallas Keuchel can get the team back on track.
The Astros hope Dallas Keuchel can get the team back on track.
Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (69-57) vs. New York Yankees (69-55) August 25, 2015 6:10 PM CDT

TV: Root Sports SW, MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM
Yankees SB Nation Blog: Pinstripe Alley

Pitching Matchup:

LHP Dallas Keuchel (14-6, 2.37 ERA, 1.02 WHIP) vs. RHP Ivan Nova (5-5, 3.72 ERA, 1.24 WHIP)

Preview:

The Astros hope to end a long string of road woes, sending their ace Dallas Keuchel to the mound tonight against the New York Yankees. The Astros road record has kept them from running away with the AL West. They've lost 16 of their last 19 road contests, but look to even the series behind their best pitcher.

Keuchel could become the first Astros pitcher in seven years to reach 15 wins with a victory tonight. He's been less effective in his road starts this season, with a 3.65 ERA on the road compared to 1.35 at home. He's looking to break a string of three straight road losses.

The Astros face righty Ivan Nova who has struggled himself in his last three starts, posting a 5.19 ERA. He's had one previous start against the Astros, a 4-2 victory in 2014.

The Astros need a strong start from Keuchel tonight to reverse their pattern of tough outcomes in road games.