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Game No. 138 Preview: Houston Astros at Cleveland Indians

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Astros look for two in a row against the Tribe with Brad Peacock.

Houston Astros v Cleveland Indians Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Houston Astros (73-64) vs. Cleveland Indians (79-57), Sept. 6, 2016, 6:10 PM CT

TV: ROOTSW
Radio: KBME 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM
Online: MLB.TV
Cleveland Indians SBNation Blog: Let's Go Tribe

Pitching Matchup

RHP Brad Peacock (0-0, 3.86 ERA, 1.00 WHIP) vs. RHP Corey Kluber (15-8, 3.09 ERA, 1.05 WHIP)

Preview

The Houston Astros are in the thick of a playoff hunt. Good thing the team has their Cy Young award winner to go against the Indians’ Cy Young winner Corey Kluber. What? (TCB staff members whisper something) Pushed back?! Who's starting? (More whispers) Peacock?! Sigh.

Well, it’s time to Free the P! Brad Peacock makes his first major league start since 2015 on Tuesday. Peacock was 4-9 with a 4.72 ERA in 28 games with the Astros in 2014.

Peacock is 5-6 with a 4.23 ERA in 21 starts with Triple-A Fresno. Peacock has been sidelined with multiple injuries during his time with the Astros, his 2015 season ended after bone spurs removed from his elbow.

Current Indians are batting .211 (8x38) against Peacock with a .250 BABIP, 5.10 FIP, 19.1 K%, and a 17.0 BB%.

Corey Kluber is 6-0 with a 2.04 ERA in nine starts since the All-Star Break, he is 5-0 with a 2.43 ERA in six starts during August. Kluber is 4-2 with a 2.73 in six games (five starts) in his career against the Astros.

Current Astros are batting .259 (15x58) against Kluber with .357 BABIP, 1.57 FIP, 26.2 K%, and a 4.9 BB%. No Astro has hit a home run against Kluber in 72 at-bats. Altuve is batting .267 (4x15) with two doubles and two RBIs in his career against Kluber.