Houston Astros (50-43) vs. Oakland Athletics (41-52), July 19, 2016, 9:05 PM CDT
LHP Dallas Keuchel (6-9, 4.80 ERA, 1.37 WHIP) Vs. LHP Dillon Overton (1-1, 11.42 ERA, 2.31 WHIP)
Nothing went right for the Astros in game one against the Athletics. Mike Fiers couldn't finish four innings on the mound and then starts a scuffle in the dugout for the next inning or so. But the Astros now turn to the 2015 AL Cy Young award winner to right the ship.
Keuchel will be looking for his sixth straight quality start in game two. He is 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in two July starts. He held the A's to one run on four hits over seven innings in his last start on July 10.
Keuchel is 2-3 with a 2.78 ERA in 13 career games (11 starts) against Oakland. He is 0-2 with a 3.30 ERA in five games (four starts) in Oakland. Current A's are batting .292 (38x130) against Keuchel with a .333 BABIP, 4.06 FIP, 14.5 K%, and a 9.7 BB%.
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Keuchel, born in Tulsa, will face fellow Oklahoman Dillon Overton on the mound. The left-hander was born in Clinton and played college baseball at Oklahoma. Overton makes his third start of the season for the A's on Tuesday after being called up for the start against Nashville.
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