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Game No. 89 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics

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Astros go for the split on Sunday against the A's.

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Houston Astros (47-41) vs. Oakland Athletics (38-50), July 10, 2016, 1:10 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 (6-9, 5.02 ERA, 1.40 WHIP) vs. LHP Sean Manaea (3-5, 5.85 ERA, 1.47 WHIP)

Preview

The Oakland Athletics have broken up the winning way of the Houston Astros in their four game series to close out the first half of the season. The Astros look to Dallas Keuchel in hopes of salvaging a series split with their American League West foe.

Dallas Keuchel has posted three straight quality start. In his last outing, July 5 against Seattle, Keuchel held the Mariners to two runs on five hits over six innings. Keuchel is making his first start against Oakland in 2016. Keuchel is 2-3 with a 2.92 ERA in 12 career appearances (10 starts) against the A's.

Current A's are batting .305 (36x119) against Keuchel with a .343 BABIP, 4.16 FIP, 13.7 K%, and a 9.2 BB%.

Sean Manaea comes into Houston off a poor start that wasn't helped by a three-hour rain delay in Minneapolis -- he allowed six runs on seven hits and three walks over five innings. Manaea comes into Houston off a poor start that wasn't helped by a three-hour rain delay in Minneapolis -- he allowed six runs on seven hits and three walks over five innings.

Current Astros are batting .286 (4x14) against Manaea witha .300 BABIP, 8.36 FIP, 16.7 K%, and a 16.7 BB%.