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Game No. 74 Preview: Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics

Astros go for win #50 and the sweep in matinee game

Boston Red Sox v Houston Astros
David Paulino earned his first win on Saturday against Boston, and seeks his 2nd W today in Oakland
Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Houston Astros (49-24) at Oakland Athletics (31-41), June 22, 2017, 2:35 PM CT


Radio: KBME 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM

Online: MLB.TV

Athletics SBNation Blog: Athletics Nation

Pitching Matchup

RHP David Paulino (1-0, 5.03 ERA, 4.51 xFIP, 1.37 WHIP) vs. RHP Jesse Hahn (3-4, 3.56 ERA, 4.18 xFIP, 1.32 WHIP)


The Astros play a matinee game for the final contest of a 4-game set in Oakland, and a win would give them:

-their first 4-game sweep of the season

-their 9th consecutive win in Oakland going back to last year

-their 50th win of the season in only their 74th game

-a happy flight to Seattle

Jesse Hahn takes the mound for Oakland, and has been consistently good for them this year. Other than one poor start against Miami, Hahn has gone 5+ innings in 10 of his 11 games and hasn’t allowed more than 3 earned runs.

David Paulino has put up decent numbers for a rookie, with his best start coming Saturday against Boston. He limited the Red Sox to 1 earned run on only 3 hits over 6 innings.

Go ‘Stros!!