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Here is how to watch the Astros-Rangers games...it's up to you if you watch them through your fingers or not.

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The Houston Astros season is on the brink. At the last of last week, the Astros were 2 1/2 games behind the Rangers in the AL West and by the end of the week were 6 1/2 games behind. A series victory against the Rangers will help go a long way in saving face. Here is how to watch:

Houston Astros (56-52) vs. Texas Rangers (63-46), August 5-7 2016

Friday

LHP Dallas Keuchel (6-11, 4.86 ERA, 1.35 WHIP) vs. LHP Martin Perez (7-7, 4.22 ERA, 1.44 WHIP)

Time: 7:10 p.m. CT
TV: ROOT SPORTS Southwest
Online: MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790, La Nueva 94.1 FM (En Español)

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Saturday

RHP Doug Fister (10-7, 3.56 ERA, 1.26 WHIP) vs. RHP Lucas Harrell (3-2, 3.57 ERA, 1.25 WHIP)

Time: 6:10 p.m. CT
TV: ROOT SPORTS Southwest
Online: MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790, La Nueva 94.1 FM (En Español)

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Sunday

RHP Joe Musgrove (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.46 WHIP) vs. RHP Yu Darvish (2-3, 3.29 ERA, 1.12 WHIP)

Time: 1:10 p.m. CT
TV: ROOT SPORTS Southwest
Online: MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790, La Nueva 94.1 FM (En Español)

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Series Snapshot

Split records: Astros -- 33-24 at home; Rangers -- 29-29 on the road

Run differential: Astros +33 (9th best in MLB); Rangers -- +6 (16th)

Runs scored per game: Astros -- 4.38; Rangers -- 4.71

OPS+: Astros -- 98 (13th); Rangers -- 95 (23rd)

wRC+: Astros -- 96 (15th); Rangers -- 95 (18th)

Runs allowed per game: Astros 4.07; Rangers -- 4.65

ERA+: Astros -- 107 (7th); Rangers -- 105 (9th)

Last 10 games: Astros -- 2-8; Rangers -- 6-4

2016 head-to-head record: 9-1 Rangers

2015 head-to-head: 13-6 Rangers