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Game No. 79 Preview: Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels

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Astros go for the sweep with Dallas Keuchel on the mound.

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Houston Astros (41-37) at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (32-46), June 29, 2016, 2:35 PM CDT

TV: Root Sports SW
Online: MLB.TV
Radio: KBME SportsTalk 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM (En Español) 
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Pitching Matchup

LHP Dallas Keuchel (4-9, 5.35 ERA, 1.43 WHIP) vs. RHP Jered Weaver (6-6, 5.24 ERA, 1.44 WHIP)

Preview

The Houston Astros have made quick work of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in two games this series. The Astros now go for eight straight wins and their second straight sweep against the Angels with Dallas Keuchel on the mound.

Keuchel has continued to be all over the place as he has pitched 13 1/3 inning and allowing six runs on 16 hits. Keuchel has never appeared 100% percent Cy Young form this season. Keuchel is making his second start against the Angels in 2016, he allowed two runs on three hits over seven innings on May 28.

Keuchel is 8-2 with a 3.74 ERA in 13 career games (12 starts) against the Angels. He is 5-1 with a 3.51 ERA in eight career starts at Angel Stadium. Current Angels are batting .236 (33x140) against Keuchel with a .248 BABIP, 3.85 FIP, 22.2 K%, and an 8.5 BB%.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS CAREER STATISTICS VS. DALLAS KEUCHEL
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Kole Calhoun 22 5 0 0 0 2 1 7 0.227 0.261 0.227 0.488
C.J. Cron 19 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.158 0.200 0.211 0.411
Yunel Escobar 8 2 1 0 0 2 4 2 0.250 0.500 0.375 0.875
Craig Gentry 23 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 0.130 0.231 0.130 0.361
Johnny Giavotella 6 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.333 0.500 0.333 0.833
Daniel Nava 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Cliff Pennington 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.500 0.000 0.500
Carlos Perez 9 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.333 0.400 0.444 0.844
Gregorio Petit 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Albert Pujols 28 6 1 0 2 4 0 6 0.214 0.214 0.464 0.679
Shane Robinson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Geovany Soto 18 4 1 0 0 1 2 6 0.222 0.300 0.278 0.578
Mike Trout 34 11 0 0 2 2 4 12 0.324 0.395 0.500 0.895

The Astros face Jered Weaver for the second time this season, he allowed four runs on six hits over six innings on May 28 against Houston. Weaver is 2-2 with a 4.94 ERA in five June start, he allowed four runs in 4 2/3 inning on eight hits in his last start -- June 24 against Oakland.

Current Astros are batting .274 (46x168) against Weaver with a .300 BABIP, 4.57 FIP, 17.9 K%, and a 5.4 BB%.

HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER STATISTICS VS. JERED WEAVER
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jose Altuve 30 10 2 0 0 2 1 3 0.333 0.344 0.400 0.744
Luis Valbuena 28 8 1 0 0 0 2 6 0.286 0.355 0.321 0.676
George Springer 15 7 1 0 1 2 0 2 0.467 0.500 0.733 1.233
Jason Castro 23 6 1 0 3 6 0 5 0.261 0.261 0.696 0.957
Carlos Correa 8 3 0 0 1 3 1 0 0.375 0.444 0.750 1.194
Evan Gattis 12 3 1 0 1 2 0 3 0.250 0.308 0.583 0.891
Carlos Gomez 12 3 1 0 1 2 2 3 0.250 0.400 0.583 0.983
Marwin Gonzalez 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.429 0.429 0.429 0.857
Jake Marisnick 14 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.143 0.200 0.143 0.343
Colby Rasmus 17 1 1 0 0 0 3 6 0.059 0.200 0.118 0.318
Jon Singleton 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.167 0.167 0.167 0.333
Tony Kemp 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.500 0.000 0.500
Colin Moran 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Preston Tucker 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

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