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Game No. 40 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Miami Marlins

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Houston Astros (27-12) vs. Miami Marlins (14-23), May 16, 2017, 6:10 PM CDT

TV: ESPN
Radio: KBME 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM
Online: MLB.TV, Watch ESPN
Marlins SBNation Blog: Fin Stripes

Pitching Matchup

LHP Dallas Keuchel (6-0, 1.69 ERA, 0.87 WHIP) vs. RHP Tom Koehler (1-1, 5.60 ERA, 1.47 WHIP)

Preview

The Astros are winners in 8-2 in their last 10 games. Eight games up in the AL West. And now the Astros face Marlins with Dallas Keuchel on the mound.

It couldn’t get much better than this for the Astros.

Kuechel is 3-0 in 2.40 ERA in four starts on the road. He has returned to his groundball from his 2014-to-2015 form — 2.63 groundball-to-flyball rate. A perfect return for the three-time gold glove winner.

Keuchel has made one career start against the Marlins. He is 0-1 with a 0.00 ERA (two unearned runs) over seven innings.

Tom Koehler starts for the Marlins. Koehler has made 30-plus starts for Miami over the past three seasons.

Koehler is has allowed seven earned runs over 10 13 innings in two starts in May. He has allowed nine home runs over seven starts.