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Game No. 157 Preview: Astros vs. Rangers

Can the Astros crush the Rangers’ playoff hopes?

MLB: Houston Astros at Texas Rangers Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

Astros (96-60) vs. Rangers (76-80), Sept. 26, 2017, 7:05 PM CT

TV: AT&T SportsNet-SW
Radio: KBME 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM
Online: MLB.TV
Rangers SBNation Blog: Lone Star Ball

Pitching Matchup

LHP Dallas Keuchel (13-5, 2.96 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, .254 BABIP, 3.40 xFIP) vs. LHP Cole Hamels (11-4, 3.80 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, .236 BABIP, 4.82 xFIP)

Preview

A matchup between Dallas Keuchel and Cole Hamels would normally be appointment viewing in a normal case. But the Astros are one game away from making the Rangers season pointless for the rest of the week.

Dallas Keuchel can end the Rangers’ playoff hopes on Tuesday with his 14th win. Keuchel is 2-2 with 3.20 ERA in four starts during the month of September.

Keuchel is 7-8 with a 4.12 ERA in 21 career starts against the Rangers, he is 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA in three starts in 2017. He 3-4 with a 5.25 ERA in 10 career starts at Globe Life Park, and he is 2-0 with a 0.71 ERA in two starts in 2017.

Andrian Beltre is .293 (17x58) with two home runs in his career against Keuchel.

Cole Hamels is 2-2 with a 3.90 ERA in five starts during the month of September. He is 7-3 with a 3.78 ERA in 15 career games against the Astros, he is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in one start in 2017 (7 IP).