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Game Thread No. 9: Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals, Apr 13, 2016 7:10, PM CDT

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The Astros look to rebound from a tough loss for Game Three of the four game series in Houston.

Jose Altuve and the Astros look to bounce back after a tough loss to the defending World Champs.
Jose Altuve and the Astros look to bounce back after a tough loss to the defending World Champs.
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Houston Astros (3-5) vs. Kansas City Royals (5-2), Apr 13, 2016, 7:10 PM CDT

TV:

ROOT SPORTS Southwest ALTERNATE CHANNEL, MLB Network (Out of Market Only)

Online: MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790, La Nueva 94.1 FM (En Español)
Royals SB Nation Blog: Royals Review

Pitching Matchup

RHP Scott Feldman (0-1, 9.00 ERA, 1.31 WHIP) vs. RHP Yordano Ventura (0-0, 3.60 ERA, 1.30 WHIP)

Today's Lineups

KANSAS CITY ROYALS HOUSTON ASTROS
Alcides Escobar - SS Jose Altuve - 2B
Mike Moustakas - 3B George Springer - RF
Lorenzo Cain - CF Carlos Correa - SS
Eric Hosmer - 1B Colby Rasmus - LF
Kendrys Morales - DH Tyler White - 1B
Alex Gordon - LF Preston Tucker - DH
Salvador Perez - C Carlos Gomez - CF
Omar Infante - 2B Luis Valbuena - 3B
Paulo Orlando - RF Jason Castro - C
Yordano Ventura - RHP Scott Feldman - RHP

Must Reads

Carlos Correa is the most valuable player in baseball now - SBNation.com
Carlos Correa might not be the best player in baseball just yet, but he's almost certainly the most valuable. (And he might be the best player soon enough.)

Astros' Lance McCullers to make second rehab start Saturday - Houston Chronicle
The next start of Lance McCullers' rehab assignment will come Saturday afternoon in Tulsa, Okla., where with Class AA Corpus Christi, the Astros' touted young righthander will continue to build up his arm in preparation for his return to the team's starting rotation.

Former Astros general manager Spec Richardson dies - Houston Chronicle
Former Astros general manager Spec Richardson has died. He was 93.

Astros' Evan Gattis continues to improve after surgery - Houston Chronicle
Evan Gattis’ final plate appearance with Double-A Corpus Christi saw him get hit by a pitch.