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Game No. 160 Preview: Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox

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Houston Astros (99-60) vs. Boston Red Sox (76-82), Sept. 29, 2017, 6:10 PM CT

TV: AT&T SportsNet-SW
Radio: KBME 790 AM, La Nueva 94.1 FM
Online: MLB.TV
Red Sox SBNation Blog: Over the Monster

Pitching Matchup

RHP Charlie Morton (13-7, 3.63 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, .296 BABIP, 3.61 xFIP) vs. RHP Doug Fister (5-8, 4.87 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, .303 BABIP, 4.27 xFIP)


Hello, old friend. Former Astro pitcher Doug Fister starts for the Red Sox on Friday.

Fister was not resigned by the Astros after the 2016 season. Fister was signed by the Angels in May of this year and he never made a major league start with the Halos. He put on waivers in June and was claimed by the Red Sox, and put on the Major League roster right away.

Fister has made 14 starts for the Red Sox, he is 5-6 with a 4.69 ERA in his starts. He is 3-6 with a 4.93 ERA in nine games (eight starts) at Fenway Park.

Fister is 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA in two career starts in two career starts against the Astros. He hasn’t faced the Astros since 2013.

Carlos Beltran has 11 career at-bats (.455) against Fister with two extra-bats hits. Cameron Maybin is 4-for-14 with three doubles against Fister.

Charlie Morton goes for the Astros, he is 3-1 with a 2.35 ERA in four starts during the month of September.

Morton is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in one career start (5 IP) against the Red Sox. That one start came in 2014.