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Game Preview No. 142: Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels

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Astros look to get back on track and even series with Angels

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Houston Astros (76-65) at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (71-69), Sep 12, 2015 9:05 PM CDT

TV:Root Sports SW, MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790 AM, KLAT 1010 AM
Angels SB Nation Blog: Halos Heaven

Pitching Matchup:

RHP Lance McCullers (5-5, 3.07 ERA, 1.18 WHIP) vs. LHP Hector Santiago(8-9, 3.24 ERA, 1.23 WHIP)

Preview:

Lance McCullers comes into the game riding three-straight quality starts in which he recorded 22 strikeouts in 20 innings of work. Taking the mound for the Halos is Hector Santiago who is 1-4 with a 5.14 ERA in his last seven starts. Santiago is coming off of one of the worst months of his career, pitching to an 0-4 record and 6.21 ERA in August. Santiago rebounded nicely to start September, going six innings without allowing a run against the Rangers on Sept. 6.

Astros vs. Santiago:
Name PA AB H RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG
Jose Altuve 14 11 2 0 3 2 .182 .357 .182
Chris Carter 14 12 4 4 2 6 .333 .429 .667
Jed Lowrie 13 12 0 0 1 2 .000 .077 .000
Evan Gattis 8 8 1 1 0 0 .125 .125 .125
Colby Rasmus 8 6 0 0 2 3 .000 .250 .000
Luis Valbuena 8 5 0 1 0 2 .000 .143 .000
George Springer 6 5 0 0 0 1 .000 .167 .000
Marwin Gonzalez 4 3 1 0 1 1 .333 .500 .333
Jake Marisnick 4 3 1 0 1 1 .333 .500 .333
Carlos Correa 3 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Preston Tucker 2 1 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000
Jonathan Villar 2 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Total 86 71 9 6 11 18 .127 .259 .183

Angels vs. McCullers:
Name PA AB H RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG
Eric Aybar 6 6 3 0 0 1 .500 .500 .667
Kole Calhoun 6 5 1 0 1 2 .200 .333 .400
David DeJesus 6 6 2 1 0 4 .333 .333 .667
Albert Pujols 6 5 0 0 1 0 .000 .167 .000
C.J. Cron 3 3 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667
Chris Iannetta 3 2 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Matthew Joyce 3 3 1 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333
David Murphy 3 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Efren Navarro 3 2 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000
Mike Trout 3 2 0 0 0 2 .000 .333 .000
Kyle Kubitza 2 2 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Perez 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.500
Shane Victorino 2 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Total 48 43 10 2 3 12 .233 .292 .372

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