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Game No. 39 Preview: Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox

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Devenski aims for series slip on Sunday.

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Houston Astros (14-23) vs. Boston Red Sox (23-13), May 15, 2016, 12:35 PM CDT

TV: ROOT SPORTS Southwest, MLBN (out-of-market only)
Online: MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790, La Nueva 94.1 FM (En Español) 
Red Sox SB Nation Blog: Over the Monster

Pitching Matchup

RHP Chris Devenski (0-2, 1.72 ERA, 1.09 WHIP) vs. RHP Sean O'Sullivan (1-0, 6.43 ERA, 2.00 WHIP)

Preview

Like many times this season the Astros have to turn the page after a tough loss. A tough loss doesn't seem to justify Saturday's game that included a blown save, an extra innings loss, wasted Carlos Correa and George Springer home runs, and a David Ortiz love fest. But Sunday is a another day.

Chris Devenski may be exactly what the Astros need on Sunday. The league has yet to figure out the rookie. Devenski has continued to prove he belongs in the Astros starting rotation. Devenski has a 0-2 record with a 2.55 ERA as a starter. Devenski pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings of relief against Boston.

Current Red Sox are batting .350 (7x20) against Chris Devenski with a .412 BABIP, 1.74 FIP, 15.0 K%, and a 0.0 BB%.

BOSTON RED SOX CAREER STATISTICS VS. CHRIS DEVENSKI
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Dustin Pedroia 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.667 0.667 0.667 1.333
Hanley Ramirez 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Mookie Betts 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.667
Ryan Hanigan 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.500 0.500 0.500 1.000
Travis Shaw 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.500 0.500 0.500 1.000
Xander Bogaerts 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Jackie Bradley Jr. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Brock Holt 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
David Ortiz 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Sean O'Sullivan is making his second start for the Red Sox on Sunday. O'Sullivan allowed four runs over six innings against the A's in his last start since May 2015.  O'Sullivan is holding the spot for Eduardo Rodriguez or Joe Kelly until one of them returns.

Current Astros are batting .375 (9x24) against O'Sullivan with a .375 BABIP, 4.60 FIP, 3.6 K%, and a 10.7 BB%.

HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. SEAN O'SULLIVAN
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Carlos Gomez 6 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 0.500 0.500 0.833 1.333
Jason Castro 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Marwin Gonzalez 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.667
Luis Valbuena 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.333 0.500 0.667 1.167
Jose Altuve 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Jake Marisnick 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Colby Rasmus 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.500 0.000 0.500
Jon Singleton 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000