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GameThread No. 61: Houston Astros at Texas Rangers, Jun 8, 2016 7:05 PM CDT

Join the conversation as the Astros take on the Rangers.

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Houston Astros (28-32) at Texas Rangers (36-22), June 8, 2016, 7:05 PM CT

TV: Root Sports Southwest
Online: MLB.TV
Radio: KBME SportsTalk 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM (En Español)
Texas Rangers SB Nation Blog: Lone Star Ball

Pitching Matchup

RHP Doug Fister (5-3, 3.51 ERA, 1.26 WHIP) vs. RHP Yu Darvish (2-0, 3.38 ERA, 1.03 WHIP)

Today's Lineups

George Springer - RF Rougned Odor - 2B
Jose Altuve - 2B Ian Desmond - CF
Carlos Correa - SS Nomar Mazara - RF
Colby Rasmus - LF Adrian Beltre - 3B
Luis Valbuena - 3B Prince Fielder - DH
Evan Gattis - DH Elvis Andrus - SS
Carlos Gomez - CF Mitch Moreland - 1B
Marwin Gonzalez - 1B Jared Hoying - LF
Jason Castro - C Bobby Wilson - C
Doug Fister - RHP Yu Darvish - RHP

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