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Game No. 106 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Astros hope to build on their extra-inning win.

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Houston Astros (56-49) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (59-47), August 2, 2016

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

RHP Lance McCullers (6-4, 3.18 ERA, 1.53 WHIP) vs. RHP R.A. Dickey (7-12, 4.66 ERA, 1.34 WHIP)


Age before beauty. Lance McCullers is attempting to buck that phrase as the 22-year-old faces 41-year-old R.A. Dickey on Tuesday.

Lance McCullers is coming off back-to-back 10 strikeout starts and he is 3-2 with a 2.08 ERA in five July starts. McCullers is 3-2 with a 2.08 ERA in five July starts. He is 5-2 with a 2.28 ERA in nine home starts.

McCullers is making his first career start against the Blue Jays.

R.A. Dickey goes against McCullers in game two. Dickey is 2-3 with 6.38 ERA in 28.2 innings in July. Dickey is 2-5 with a 4.96 ERA in 13 career games (11 starts) against the Astros. Dickey is 0-3 with a 6.54 ERA in five career starts at Minute Maid Park.

Current Astros are batting .347 (33x95) against Dickey with a .358 BABIP, 5.18 FIP, 11.7 K%, and a 3.9 BB%.


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