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Game No. 139 Preview: Houston Astros at Cleveland Indians

Astros go for four straight wins and a winning road trip tonight.

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Houston Astros (74-64) vs. Cleveland Indians (79-58), Sept. 7, 2016, 6:10 PM CT


Radio: KBME 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM

Online: MLB.TV

Cleveland Indians SBNation Blog: Let's Go Tribe

Pitching Matchup

RHP Doug Fister (12-10, 3.91 ERA, 1.33 WHIP) vs. RHP Carlos Carrasco (10-7, 3.06 ERA, 1.09 WHIP)


The Astros look to extend their winning streak to four games tonight as they face the Cleveland Indians in game three of a four game set. A win tonight would guarantee a winning record in their seven game road trip against the AL West and AL Central leaders.

They will face another tough right-handed pitcher in Carlos Carrasco, who owns a 2.05 ERA against the Astros in five career appearances.

The Astros counter with Doug Fister, their most consistent and reliable starter this season. He's struggled lately (6.23 ERA in his last five starts) but does own a good career record against Cleveland (5-3, 2.72 ERA).

The hottest Astros hitter? That would be Alex Bregman, who's hitting .355/.394/.710 with seven runs, two home runs and eight RBI over his last seven games. Last night's hero Marwin Gonzalez is 3-5 in his career versus Carrasco with a home run.

Astros Lineup