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Can Houston stay alive in the Wild Card race in Oakland?

MLB: Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (78-71) vs. Oakland Athletics (66-83), September 19-21, 2016

Houston sits on the outside looking at the wild card standings. The Astros are behind three teams (Blue Jays, Mariners, Astros) for the final spot. If the Astros hope to keep in the race they’ll have to take care in Oakland. Here is how to watch:

Pitching Matchups & TV schedule

Monday

RHP Brad Peacock (0-0, 2.70 ERA, 1.08 WHIP) vs. RHP Jharel Cotton (1-0, 1.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP)

Time: 9:05 p.m. CT
TV: ROOT SPORTS Southwest
Online: MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790, La Nueva 94.1 FM (En Español)

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Tuesday

RHP Joe Musgrove (3-4, 4.71 ERA, 1.27 WHIP) vs. LHP Sean Manaea (6-9, 4.23 ERA, 1.24 WHIP)

Time: 9:05 p.m. CT
TV: ROOT SPORTS Southwest
Online: MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790, La Nueva 94.1 FM (En Español)

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Wednesday

RHP Collin McHugh (11-10, 4.66 ERA, 1.45 WHIP) vs. TBA

Time: 2:35 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 — 37-38 on the road; Athletics — 33-42 at home

Run differential: Astros — +43; Athletics — -89

Runs scored per game: Astros — 4.55; Athletics — 4.13

OPS+: Astros — 103 (5th best in MLB); Athletics — 94 (21st)

wRC+: Astros — 100 (9th); Athletics — 91 (21st)

Runs allowed per game: Astros — 4.26; Athletics — 4.72

ERA+: Astros — 99 (16th); Athletics — 89 (27th)

Last 10 games: Astros — 4-6; Athletics — 6-4

2016 head-to-head record: 10-6, Astros

2015 head-to-head: 10-9, Astros