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Game No. 151 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox

Can the Astros catch the Indians? We shall see.

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Houston Astros (92-58) vs. Chicago White Sox (60-90), Sept. 20, 2017, 7:10 PM CT

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

RHP Brad Peacock (11-2, 2.98 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, .304 BABIP, 3.67 xFIP) vs. RHP James Shields (4-6, 5.43 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, .269 BABIP, 5.28 xFIP)


The Astros have 12 games left to try to catch the Indians. In game one of that final dozen, Brad Peacock continues to make his case for a spot in the playoff rotation.

Peacock has had a strong September with a 1-0 record with a 2.12 ERA in three games. He is 4-1 with a 3.34 ERA in 11 games (10 starts) since the All-Star Break. He is 4-2 with a 3.18 ERA in 16 games (eights) starts at home.

Peacock is 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in two career starts against the White Sox. Avisail Garcia is 2-for-3 with a double against Peacock and Omar Narvaez is 2-for-3 against Wednesday’s Astros starter.

James Shields hasn't found his magic since being traded from the Padres to the White Sox. Shields is 2-5 with a 5.69 ERA in 12 starts since the All-Star Break. He is 2-1 with a 4.19 ERA in in three starts during the month of September.

Shields is 2-1 with a 1.70 ERA in five career starts against the Astros, he hasn’t faced Houston since 2015.

Josh Reddick is 7-for-22 for three home runs and five RBIs in his career against Shields. Jose Altuve is 3-for-9 with two strikeouts. Cameron Maybin is 7-for-19 with a triple.