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Game No. 51 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Baltimore Orioles

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Astros go for a sweep of the O’s.

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Houston Astros (34-16) vs. Baltimore Orioles (25-22), May 28, 2017

TV: ROOT Sports SW
Radio: KBME 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM
Online: MLB.TV
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Pitching Matchup

RHP Lance McCullers Jr. (5-1, 2.43 ERA, 1.04 WHIP) vs. RHP Alec Asher (1-2, 2.17 ERA, 1.07 WHIP)

Preview

The Orioles are in a slump. The Orange Birds are 2-8 in their last 10 games and they are losers in their last six games.

It’s Lance McCullers’ job to continue that misery. McCullers is primed to continue the O’s sadness with his sixth home start this season. McCullers has been lights out at home this season, he is 3-0 with a 1.74 ERA in five starts with a .193 batting average against and a 0.97 WHIP.

McCullers faces Orioles for the third time his career, he is 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA in his two previous starts.

Today's Orioles starting pitcher Alec Asher was picked up from scrap heap from the Phillies last season. Asher has proved to be a gem to start the season, with a 2.17 ERA in 11 appearances (two starts).

Asher is 0-1 with a 2.92 ERA in 12 1/3 inning in 2017 as a starter. He will be facing the Astros for the first time in his career and he will face anyone on the Astros active roster for