Houston Astros (93-58) vs. Chicago White Sox (60-91), Sept. 21, 2017, 7:10 PM CT
LHP Dallas Keuchel (13-4, 2.96 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, .250 BABIP, 3.43 xFIP) vs. RHP Carson Fulmer (2-1, 4.50 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, .191 BABIP, 6.01 xFIP)
The Astros have won six in a row. They will likely have to win nearly every game down the stretch to catch the Indians if they are over .500 during the same stretch.
The Astros send out Dallas Keuchel in hopes of extending that winning streak. Keuchel is 2-1 with a 3.26 ERA in three games during the month of September.
Keuchel is 2-3 with a 4.30 ERA in six career starts against the White Sox. He allowed eight runs over four innings on 10 hits in his one start against the Pale Hose.
Jose Abreu is batting .417 (5x12) with two home runs and three RBIs against Keuchel. Avisail Garcia is 6-for-15 with one home run and three strikeouts.
2015 first-round pick Carson Fulmer makes his sixth appearance in 2017 and 14th appearance overall. Fulmer is 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA in three starts in 2017.
Fulmer makes his first career start against the Astros. He is 0-0 with a 1.50 ERA in one start on the road in 2017 — Thursday marks only Fulmer’s second road start in his career.